ERIC Number: ED365465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-12
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Thinking: Developing a Critical Thinking Environment for Child Development Students.
Critical thinking (CT) teaching strategies are an effective way for teacher educators, especially those of child development students, to help students understand the individual nature of the learning process, the need for dialogue and interaction, and the need for students to be able to apply theory to practice. CT involves the ability to use what one knows about the world, including feelings and intuition, to evaluate the quality of conclusions. CT strategies include aspects of active learning, but with greater expectations. Students are expected to use their available metacognitive abilities to analyze their own performance, and evaluate and make use of their own abilities and talents as well as the abilities and talents of other students. Appendixes provide a list of differences between active learning and CT, an example of a CT individual group activity, and an example of a CT cooperative group activity. (MDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Active Learning
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Anaheim, CA, November 10-14, 1993).