ERIC Number: ED408977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Critical Thinkers.
Bazeli, Marilyn; Robinson, Rhonda
The inclusion of critical thinking and viewing skills across the curriculum is one way to approach the development of problem solving, which could help develop the kind of students prepared to accept the challenges they face. Using popular media in teaching such skills links critical thinking to life in a way that keeps critical thinking from being isolated or seeming too difficult for students. Viewing activities are motivating, challenging, fun, and can enhance communication skills among students while they develop their critical thinking skills. This paper suggests activities for using video analysis, television production, computers, and photography, as well as hands-on geometrical/reasoning tasks and activities that involve visual analysis of color and shapes of letters of the alphabet. Ideas are presented for implementing these activities in several curriculum areas. (AEF)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Critical Viewing, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Mass Media Role, Nonverbal Learning, Popular Culture, Problem Solving, Relevance (Education), Skill Development, Visual Discrimination, Visual Learning, Visual Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: In: VisionQuest: Journeys toward Visual Literacy. Selected Readings from the Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (28th, Cheyenne, Wyoming, October, 1996); see IR 018 353.