Webinar Series: Critical Thinking: How to understand it, how to develop it?

Critical Thinking: How to understand it,  how to develop it?

Webinar 1: Critical Thinking in Social Sciences for Democratic Citizenship

This webinar is the first of the webinar series Critical Thinking: How to understand it, how to develop it? Hold by Education Specialist Rosario Jaramillo, it will address the distinct classes of Critical Thinking and why all of these classes are needed.

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Webinar 2:  How to create a culture of thinking in the classroom?

This webinar is the second of the webinar series Critical Thinking: How to understand it, how to develop it? This seminar will inform the participants why it is important to recognize that certain types of thinking are required to achieve goals that lead to the understanding of key concepts and provisions to encourage good thinking. The seminar will also offer some tools and strategies that allow for the creation of cultures of thought in the classroom, such as thinking routines, protocols and documentation.

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Webinar 3:  Critical Thinking: the challenge of scientific literacy

This webinar is the third of the webinar series Critical Thinking: How to understand it, how to develop it? 

The world in which we live is very different from 75 years ago. This implies that the skills and values ​​that were necessary in the past, today are not sufficient to enable citizens to participate constructively in the world around them. Many of the fundamental political and social decisions at present are mediated by scientific and technological knowledge. In these lines, a citizen must be scientifically literate in order to actively participate in their environment and be able to transform it. 

In this context science education needs rethinking. We need students to be able to connect through new technologies, have research skills and integrated knowledge. They must also be able to collaborate with others, being able to control and manage their work and having awareness of their responsibility and ability to respect other human beings and nature.

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Power Point - Webinar 3 (available only in Spanish)

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Webinar 4:  Critical Thinking in Science: Learning Causal Patterns

This webinar is the fourth of the webinar series Critical Thinking: How to understand it, how to develop it? 

Science concepts embed complex causal patterns that fall beyond our everyday reasoning capacities. Unless students learn how to reason about these patterns, they tend to distort scientific concepts resulting in misconceptions. Research shows that teaching causal patterns in the context of science learning leads to deeper understanding and ability to transfer concepts beyond the contexts taught. This session will present research conducted over the past two decades with middle school students and will share curriculum resources that teachers can use to address students’ ability to think critically about causal patterns in the science classroom.

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