#mobiMOOC thoughts about critical thinking and foster learning

Aconventional writes: about elearning mistakes, my conclusions for ‘critical thinking’ :

  • Construct experiences which make it clear why anyone should care enough to invest their precious time in learning
  • Build resources: interviews, conceptual animations, scenarios, drama, best-practice case-studies – in short a kit of parts that can be recombined as required.
  • Build  a challenge)
  • Learners want us to provide them with situations in which it is safe to fail, whether these be role-plays or online scenarios.
  • Do consider the emotional landscape:  Learning is always an emotional adventure.

http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Mobile_learning/Cases/Literacy : about a project with mobile phones, very interesting. (beschrijving project:  http://www.marionwalton.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/mlearn2009_07_sv_mw_ad.pdf)

To think critical one needs self-confidence, and the power to fight group think. Critical thinking is related to conformity.

“take some time to ask a question”  is a short definition of critical thinking.

http://rwc-ltc.wikispaces.com/file/view/CT+why+so+hard.pdf about:

  • Thinking critically should be taught in the context of subject matter.
  • Special programs aren’t worth it.
  • Critical thinking is not just for advanced students.
  • Student experiences offer entrée to complex concepts.
  • To teach critical thinking strategies, make them explicit and practice them.





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