Presentation on theme: "On what should I focus my attention? Thinking & Reading & Writing (& Feeling) The Ninth Grade Learning Experience Levels of Higher-Order Thinking Skills."— Presentation transcript:
On what should I focus my attention? Thinking & Reading & Writing (& Feeling) The Ninth Grade Learning Experience Levels of Higher-Order Thinking Skills Crews ♦ WMC
(Without education)(With education) Why is school important?
Self-DiscoveryAbstract World Essential Knowledge MUST KNOW SHOULD KNOW NICE TO KNOW Art “educates our feelings” Stephen Dobyns: “The arts civilize us, not by making us ‘cultured’ but by educating our feelings, by helping us live in the human community and realizing that others have interior lives similar to our own.” (Images carry emotion)
Higher-Order Thinking Skills What are the four key thinking skills essential to your success? Abstraction, System Thinking, Experimentation, Collaboration = Teach your brain how to think
Abstraction Sensory World SEE TOUCH TASTE SMELL HEAR EXPERIENCES
Experimentation EXPERIENCE What does it mean? World of the Imagination Why is it important?
System Thinking Patterns Thoughts UNDERSTANDING FunChildhoodFriendsVacation Link to the World Around Us
Experimentation Is it so? JUDGMENT ! Ought I to? Truth vs. Falsity Value vs. Worthless Right vs. Wrong Reality vs. Fantasy Morality vs. Inhumanity Insight vs. Intuition Objective vs. Subjective Happiness vs. Conflict World of Reason and Rationality
Collaboration DECISION World of Communication
The Ninth Grade Learning Experience Levels of Higher-Order Thinking Skills Built upon Bernard Lonergan's, Integral Cognitional Structure of Truth and Value (Phenomenology and Logic, Toronto Press, 2001) & Robert Reich’s, Education of the Symbolic Analyst (The Work of Nations, Vintage Books, 1992) EXPERIENCE UNDERSTANDING JUDGMENT EVIDENCE INQUIRY SYSTEMS abstractioncollaboration Data, Senses, Images (Awareness) Patterns, Thoughts (Intelligence) Truth vs. Fallacy Value vs. Worthless Right vs. Wrong Reality vs. Fantasy Morality vs. Inhumanity Insight vs. Intuition Objective vs. Subjective Happiness vs. Conflict (Rationality and Responsibility) DECISION What? Is it so? Ought I to? system thinkingexperimentation
Essential Knowledge What is the moral of the story? Be aware of who you are and what you do Seek the Truth
Self-Discovery What is the moral of the story? Emotional Intelligence Self Awareness Self Regulation Motivation Empathy Social Skill
Personal Edification A Clear Midnight This is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless, Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done, Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best, Night, sleep, death and the stars. —Walt Whitman