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DEVELOPMENT OF THINKING SKILLS AND ITS FUTURE BENEFITS MS SADAF KASHIF THE CITY SCHOOL GULSHAN JUNIOR F
AIM To foster the importance of thinking skills in our students and making them future positive
OBJECTIVES Can thinking be taught? The importance of thinking Core thinking skills The thinking process Benefits of thinking skills The Positive Revolution
IF YOU GIVE A MAN A FISH, YOU FEED HIM FOR A DAY. IF YOU TEACH HIM HOW TO FISH, YOU FEED HIM FOR THE WHOLE LIFE.
CAN THINKING BE TAUGHT?? Thinking is the highest mental activity present in a person. All human achievements are simply the products of thinking. Thinking is practical, ongoing and involuntary. It is an operating skill that can be learned. It is concerned with description and action.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THINKING In order to survive and thrive in a complex world, every youngster needs to be equipped with basic thinking skills. The changes in the world today are occurring as rapid fire-one on top of the other. So, the development of thinking skills is extremely important to prepare for a fast growing and changing world. It shifts you from what to learn to how to learn.
CORE THINKING SKILLS The building blocks of thinking
THE THINKING PROCESS The thinking process leads to a generation of a sequence to deal with [ information.
BLOOM’S TAXONOMY AT A GLANCE… 1. Knowledge What happened in the story? 2. Comprehension Why did it happen that way? 3. Application What would you have done? 4. Analysis Which part did you like best? 5. Synthesis Can you think of a different ending? 6. Evaluation What did you think of the story? Why? 1. Knowledge What happened in the story? 2. Comprehension Why did it happen that way? 3. Application What would you have done? 4. Analysis Which part did you like best? 5. Synthesis Can you think of a different ending? 6. Evaluation What did you think of the story? Why?
BENEFITS OF THINKING SKILLS Teaching and encouraging thinking empowers individuals lives and invests in our collective future.
THINKING….. THINKING….. MOVES US AWAY FROM Rash conclusions Mystifications Reluctance to question dependence MOVES US TOWARDS Intellectual discipline Clear expression of ideas Acceptance of personal responsibility of our own thinking Self reliance
IT ENABLES ONE TO…. Solve problems Make decisions Respond to situations and coping up Create awareness of areas of ignorance
FIVE MINDS FOR THE FUTURE THE DISCIPLINED MIND THE SYNTHESIZING MIND THE CREATIVE MIND THE RESPECTFUL MIND THE ETHICAL MIND
THE DISCIPLINED MIND The disciplined mind knows how to work steadily over time to improve skill and understanding.
THE SYNTHESIZING MIND It takes information from disparate sources, understands and evaluates that information objectively, and puts it together in ways that make sense to the synthesizer and also to other persons.
THE CREATIVE MIND It breaks new grounds and puts forth new ideas, poses unfamiliar questions, conjures up fresh ways of thinking, arrives at unexpected answers.
THE RESPECTFUL MIND It notes and welcomes differences among human individuals and groups, tries to understand these “others”, and seeks to work effectively with them. In a world where we are all interlinked, intolerance or disrespect is no longer a viable option
THE ETHICAL MIND It ponders the nature of one’s work and the needs and desires of the society in which one lives. This mind conceptualizes how work can serve purposes beyond self-interest and how members of society can work unselfishly to improve the lot of all.
THE POSITIVE REVOLUTION A person’s future life depends upon the quality of thinking.
IF YOU TAKE NO PART IN THE DESIGN OF YOUR FUTURE, IT WILL BE DESIGNED BY OTHERS FOR YOU
The human hand symbolizes the five basic principles of the positive revolution.. THUMB INDEX FINGER MIDDLE FINGER RING FINGER LITTLE FINGER EFFECTIVENESS TO POINT THE CONSTRUCTIVE WAY FORWARD FOR HUMAN VALUES FOR SELF EMPOWERMENT FOR CONTRIBUTION
LAST FEW MINUTES TO PONDER AND REFLECT BACK ON WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNT TODAY
Critical thinkers are able to do the following things: Be open minded about new ideas. Are intellectually independent. Know when there is a need for more information about something. Ask questions. Base their judgments on evidence. Look for connections between subjects. Know the difference between a conclusion that might be true and one that must be true. Analyze and understand concepts, information, and behavior. Break things down and separate fact from opinion. Question everything that doesn’t make sense. Try to avoid common mistakes in reasoning. Be Honest with themselves. Overcome confusion. Try to separate emotional thinking from logical thinking. Do not argue about something that they know nothing about. Try to build a vocabulary so that they can understand what others are saying and make their ideas clear to others.