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1 Professional Development: It’s Critical COABE 2013

2 What is Critical Thinking?

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4 Critical Thinking Skills The purpose[s] of critical thinking [are]... to achieve understanding, evaluate viewpoints, and solve problems. Since all three areas involve the asking of questions, we can say that critical thinking is the questioning or inquiry we engage in when we seek to understand, evaluate, or resolve. Maiorana, Victor P. Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum: Building the Analytical Classroom, 1992

5 Bloom’s vs. Webb’s

6 Visual Thinking Process 1.Describe 2.Analyze 3.Interpret 4.Evaluation

7 A State Divided Exploring the Civil War through Images Includes 75 images related to the Civil War in Kentucky, ranging from medals and photographs to portraits and weapons. The goal is provide images of artworks, artifacts, photographs, and source documents that can be used to teach social studies and arts and humanities.

8 Assess the photo What can you tell about the item? Who do you think it belonged to? What was it used for? What is its significance?

9 Analyzing photos using text Did it help to have the text? How can these items (or similar ones) be used in a GED  prep classroom?

10 Using the process to compare texts What three instructional strategies would you use with your students to prepare them for items like we see in the GEDTS RLA Item Sampler? Share your three strategies at:

11 2014 GED ® Test Info Comparison chart of the 2002 and 2014 GED ® tests. Helpful insights into the content and format of the 2014 GED ® test Crosswalk document that identifies areas of KET’s current GED Connection materials that apply to the new test. Links to GEDTS resources A look at the calculator used with the new test A brief explanation of the Depth of Knowledge model GED ® and GED Testing Service ® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education. Used under license.

12 Resources GED Test Info – A State Divided – PBS Learning Media – Critical Thinking –

13 For more information Tonya Crum Adult Education & Workforce Training 859-258-7009


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