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Course outline

  • DEFINING ‘CRITICAL THINKING’ AND ‘CREATIVE THINKING’ (CCT)

  • WHAT IS “CCT CAPABILITY”?

    • Thinking dispositions

    • Thinking skills

    • Thinking strategies/tools

  • RATIONALE: WHY DOES EVERY STUDENT NEED THIS CAPABILITY?

    • For school now

    • For future work

    • For a changing world

  • ADDRESSING DECLINING CREATIVITY LEVELS

    • The “Creativity Crisis”

    • Are schools to blame?

  • PROACTIVE DISPOSITIONS - PREREQUISITES FOR LEARNING AND CREATIVITY

    • What are Dispositions?

    • Why teach Dispositions?

  • GETTING TO KNOW ‘THE SEVEN DISPOSITIONS’

  • HOW ARE DISPOSITIONS TAUGHT AND LEARNED? (PEDAGOGY)

  • THE K-10 DISPOSITIONS LEARNING CONTINUUM

  • CREATIVE THINKING SKILLS (PEDAGOGY)

    • How do students develop creative thinking skills?

    • How is creativity measured and assessed?

  • CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS (PEDAGOGY)

    • How can students develop critical thinking skills?

  • ACROSS THE CURRICULUM: THE K-10 LEARNING CONTINUUM

    • How to add CCT to a unit in any KLA

  • CCT STRATEGIES AND TOOLS

    • Scaffolding students to solve every day problems

    • Equipping students to apply their CCT skills across the learning areas

  • ASSESSMENT

    • Options for testing, feedback and assessment

  • HOW TO GET THE FREE MINDS WIDE OPEN RESOURCES!