contains a brief introduction and three segments, each approximately five minutes long: "Standards of Thinking" explains such guidelines as "Be clear" and "Be logical." "The Parts of Thinking" includes components such as questions and assumptions.
"Intellectual Virtues" discusses such qualities as integrity and perseverance.
The simplest way to use the guide is to foster student questioning using the model questions throughout the guide.
If teachers routinely ask these questions of their children and regularly encourage children to ask these questions of their classmates, they will be pleased with the results. When children have no questions, they have no motivation to learn, to inquire, to discover.
She has an initial plan of how she will introduce and reinforce the concepts (through literature) and she will detail and finalize these plans this quarter as her "practicum project".
Her final product will be a curriculum for introducing and reinforcing the concepts of the dimensions of critical thinking.The students were extremely enthusiastic about the following: Critical Thinking for Children, Critical Thinking, and How to Study and Learn, in that order.One of my students was especially enthusiastic about Critical Thinking for Children and plans to base her whole curriculum on it.In this charming story, a boy tries to figure out how an origami crane is made – he analyzes, questions and develops a plan!What a perfect story for introducing critical thinking!When teachers regularly focus on the questions in The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking for Children, students learn to formulate questions that improve their learning.Teachers who use the guide may also be interested in obtaining its accompanying Teacher’s Manual.From a young age, children are capable of learning some of the foundational critical thinking concepts and skills.Though they are largely egocentric, children can nevertheless begin to think about how their behavior affects other people.At the time we had already covered the elements and standards in the class and we had done quite a few activities with them.We were using the text, Critical Thinking: How to Prepare Students for a Rapidly Changing World.