Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated us via payment, gift, or something else of value to write it.
Regardless, we only recommend products or services we use personally and believe will be good for our readers.
It’s difficult to create a collection of critical thinking resources without talking about failures in thinking, so here’s A Logical Fallacies Primer in Power Point format. The Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Test (it’s not free, but you can check out some samples here) 5. A Printable Flip Chart For Critical Thinking Questions (probably easier to buy one for a few bucks, but there it is nonetheless) 11. 6 Facets of Understanding by Grant Wiggins and Jay Mc Tighe 13. 20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning, a 4-step process to guide learning through inquiry and thought 16. How To Bring Socratic Seminars Into Your Classroom, a 7-minute video by the Teaching Channel 18.
How To Teach With The Socratic Seminar Paideia Style, a PDF document by the Paideia that overviews 19. Create Debate, a website that hosts, well, debates 21.
The Teach Thought Taxonomy for Understanding, a taxonomy of thinking tasks broken up into 6 categories, with 6 tasks per category 2. An Intro To Critical Thinking, a 10-minute video from wireless philosophy that takes given premises, and walks the viewer through valid and erroneous conclusions 8.
A Collection Of Research On Critical Thinking by 3. Why Questions Are More Important Than Answers by Terry Heick 9. Examples Of Socratic Seminar-Style Questions (including stems) from 15.
Of course that’s the purpose of education, but how do you effectively optimize that concept into lasting knowledge and the ability to apply it broadly?
This question is what inspires the creation of seemingly endless learning taxonomies and teaching methods: our desire to pin down a clear definition of what it means to think critically and how to introduce that skill in the classroom.
As you’ll notice, conversation is a fundamental part of critical thinking, if for no other reason than the ability to identify a line of reasoning, analyze, evaluate, and respond to it accurately and thoughtfully is among the most common opportunities for critical thinking for students in everyday life. And for something in the way of specific training for staff, there’s always Professional Development on Critical Thinking provided by Teach Thought.
25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching Critical Thinking 1.