The basic idea behind lesson plan remodeling as a strategy for staff development in critical thinking is simple. Every practicing teacher works daily with lesson plans of one kind or another. To remodel lesson plans is to critique one or more lesson plans and formulate one or more new lesson plans based on that critical process.
To help teachers generalize from specific remodeling moves, and so facilitate their grasp of strong sense critical thinking and how it can be taught, we have devised a list of teaching strategies. Each strategy highlights an aspect of critical thought. Each use of it illustrates how that aspect can be encouraged in students.
Complete remodeled lessons have three major components:
The strategy number generally follows the questions or activities it represents. Complete remodel sets also include....To read the full article, come to the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online – the world’s leading online community dedicated to critical thinking! Featuring a huge number of articles, videos, books, learning activities, study groups, and even a social media component, this interactive learning platform is indispensable to anyone looking to develop as an effective reasoner in everyday work, teaching, learning, and life.
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