During this session we will explore definitions of critical thinking, the characteristics of critical thinking, and the building blocks for logical thinking. We will explore the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy, particularly what it means to analyze and evaluate to create questions that encourage critical thinking from students.

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Activity: Characteristics of Critical Thinking

Definition of Critical Thinking

1. "Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action" (Scriven, 1996).

2. "Critical thinking is thinking that assesses itself" (Center for Critical Thinking, 1996).

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Activity: Creating, Analyzing, and Revising Critical Thinking Questions

In this part of the activity, you will work with a partner to revise the questions you created on the text exemplar or to write new critical thinking questions. You will then have an opportunity to review questions created by other participants, and vote on a question you like using Tricider.

To add a new idea, scroll to the bottom of the Tricider window and click "ADD NEW IDEA". You can then input the questions from your group.

Direct Link to Tricider: http://tricider.com/brainstorming/pX5F

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