CT Links / Collections from Educational Sources

Methods and means of supporting critical thinking in education
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CT Links / Collections from Educational Sources

Post by Kiless » Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:14 am

Real-World Reasoning Course-Related Links - a collection by
Peter Suber, Philosophy Department, Earlham College.
In these links he provides several basic introductions to both formal and informal logic, games, many fallacy and argument models and a link to his Guide To Philosophy On The Internet

A Framework For Designing Questions for Online Learning by Lin Muilenburg and Zane L. Berge, Ph.D.
This would be very useful for people who are also considering how to set up critical thinking forums for young people: 'A theoretical framework for designing questions for starting online discussion and follow-up questions to maintain the discussion. This framework is placed within a broader context of discussion within a constructivist, online environment. Numerous examples of discussion questions which were gathered from experienced online instructors are presented with the goal of preparing students and teachers to participate effectively in online discussions.'

A Brief Summary of the Best Practices in College Teaching This interactive site, compiled by Tom Drummond of North Seattle Community College, contains twelve categories of broadly applicable pedagogies with a brief but useful bibliography.

[url=http://web.archive.org/web/20010309021001/www.montclair.edu/Pages/CRC/Bibliographies/CriticalThinking.html]Critical Thinking Resources:
An Annotated Bibliography[/url] Part of an extensive (and sadly archived state)annotated bibliography compiled by Montclair State University in New Jersey, this page lists games and activities that promote critical thinking. These people are responsible for the Philosophy in Schools program that I have mentioned before in the Education section of this forum.

"A Reform Strategy That Is (Quietly) Working" This brief but cogent article by George H. Hanford, a member of the National Council on Excellence in Critical Thinking, clearly explains how and why critical thinking approaches to education are working to reform education practices. Very useful historical overview for newcomers to the topic (in Education Week on the Web http://web.archive.org/web/200410110641 ... dweek.org/ Feb. 10, 1993).

Thinking Skills In Primary Classrooms - 'The aim of this website therefore is to provide information for classroom teachers working in primary schools in the UK about thinking skills programmes and approaches that are currently available. Background information to thinking skills approaches, the compilation of the database and some case studies of how schools have used the thinking skills to develop teaching and learning are included.'

AEA 267 - this page is designed for busy practitioners trying to design performance assessment tasks that align standards and benchmarks with assessments that really measure what's valued and that incorporate higher order thinking skills. Primarily for K-12, Ed. Services' resources and teaching strategies are applicable for college teachers as well.

'Critical Thinking in an Online World' - This is a fascinating article, the second half of which is a broadly applicable overview of the nature and the teaching of critical thinking. Found on UC-Santa Barbara's website, Cabrillo College's Internet Librarian, Debra Jones, critically evaluates the role of librarians and their responsibility for the education of independent information seekers.
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Post by Kiless » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:39 am

Philosophy Resources by the University of Adelaide - The Philosophy resources website was created and is maintained by the Research Librarian for Philosophy at the University of Adelaide, Alan Keig. I select and annotate resources that seem to me to be especially useful to the University of Adelaide community.
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