Critical Thinking


Critical Thinking

This group has been created to foster the dialogue around the distinct classes of Critical Thinking and to share examples to use within the classroom.

Members: 45
Latest Activity: Aug 14, 2018

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Socratic Seminar

Started by Michelet Guerrier. Last reply by Daniel Pier Nov 22, 2016. 1 Reply

Hi all!After listening to episode 4 of the program, I feel confident that I am able to create class activities based on the socratic seminar where students work in groups to debate open-ended…Continue

Critical Thinking: How to understand it, how to develop it?

Started by ITEN. Last reply by Gale Mohammed-Oxley Dec 31, 2014. 1 Reply

Dear teachers of the Americas,We would like to invite you all to participate in this forum,…Continue

Critical Thinking

Started by Jorge Hamilton Leal Cevallos Jun 17, 2014. 0 Replies

Interesting topic, it is imporatnt to develop critical thinking in class .Continue

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Comment by zainab on July 7, 2018 at 12:32pm
Hi everyone,
the course on how to develope critical thinking in a science classroom was really very informative.the ideas and the strategies which were explained are very easy to apply in the classroom though it might take a little longer than the usual lecture based classroom.
the Socratic seminar and the service Learning both are quite effective and are a great success as far as construction of knowledge is concerned.
It gives a place to the views and ideas of the students to be put forward and discussed upon before arriving to the final conclusions.
It surely provides a scope for critical analysis of the text or the situation that the students are provided with.
Comment by Kimberly Byng on March 4, 2017 at 6:42am
This is awesome. I was recently given a small fourth form literature class and have been tirelessly working to move them from regurgitating knowledge of the text to deep critical analysis. It is difficult for them! I constantly refer them to their own worlds/ experiences to so they can compare and critically analyze the text. It is a work in progress and I am constantly looking for strategies that take them out of their comfort zone to the world beyond!
Comment by Cafille Turner on November 9, 2016 at 11:06am

Hi everyone, just joining for the first time this group.  I am very thankful for the reminder of using Bloom's Taxonomy as we delve into Critical Thinking Skills. I spoke with the teachers in our staff meeting yesterday and the teachers who I will work seem pretty interested.  All who were present concur that we have to teach above the recall level so that students can begin to think on a deeper level about information read in order to impact the real world.  I am enjoying the audio clips.

Comment by Daniel Pier on March 28, 2016 at 11:49am

Hello colleagues,

I had the distinct pleasure and honor of serving as tutor for the ITEN Massive Open Online Course "Critical Thinking in the Science Classroom". The participating teachers had plenty of enthusiasm for getting their students to learn critical thinking skills and shared plenty of good ideas in addition to those suggested in the course. If we have any members of this group who participated in the course, please share one idea that you gained from the course that you are using or plan to use in your classroom. Thanks! Remember . . . Think for yourself, and be a critical thinker!


Comment by ITEN on March 20, 2015 at 2:36pm

Critical Thinking Skills

Comment by Jacqueline Peters-Richardson on March 9, 2015 at 7:27pm

Critical thinking involves formulating new ideas and building on previous knowledge.  To develop critical thinking skills individuals must be encourage to investigate, question, demonstrate understanding and make judgements.  "Do as I say and not as I do" does not promote critical thinking.  It goes back to the sage on the stage.


Comment by Gale Mohammed-Oxley on March 9, 2015 at 7:18pm

I am placing this question to members of this forum:

Do as I say not as I do. How can critical thinkers apply this axiom to their method of thinking?

Comment by Daniel Pier on March 3, 2015 at 1:23pm

Yes, Jacinta, ITEN always makes a recording of the Webinars available after the event. Check on the website, Twitter feed, or Facebook page a day or two after the event and you should find a link. 

Comment by jacinta on March 3, 2015 at 1:17pm

Comment by jacinta on March 3, 2015 at 1:17pm

I am excited about the classroom activities that can be used at any level. I know my student will benefit because teaching critical thinking is such an important skills that our students need, not just to pass an exam but to be successful in life. I do hope a recording will be available.


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