Why are creative and critical thinking so important?
Why #1 "On critical Thinking and Collaborative Inquiry" by Peter Ellerton. Published by Education: Future Frontiers this occasional paper takes and in depth look at what we mean by critical thinking, why it's important, and the role that collaborative inquiry plays in developing it. Click here to download
Why #2 "Learning to be Creative" video by Sir Ken Robinson
WHY #5 An introduction to Critical Thinking and some examples from Sefton Infants. Click here to download
How can we embed these skills in our teaching and student learning?
How#1 Teach students to ask their own questions Click here to download a document on how to teach students to generate their own questions sample_questioning_for_a_range_of_thinking_12212013.pdf
How #2: Watch the short video that gives an overview of the Visible Thinking Routines. Then go to the website to choose a routine to extend your students' creative and critical thinking.
Authentic Learning: Galileo Rubric for Inquiry. Click here to download
Here's a short extract from "Looking for Effective Questioning" a chapter from a Susan Brookhart book. Click here to download