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Critical Thinking Webinars

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Cirtical Thinking and Webinars.

This year we are initiating a webinar series to support you in the various stages of the GTP process. The webinars will be facilitated by Mr. Garfield Gini-Newman, senior Lecture at OISE - the University of Toronto. This is a result of a partnership we have for the GTP - United Beyond Diversity learning circles - with OISE to conduct research on the project. Each webinar will focus on some of the skills and knowledge you will need to teach your students at each phase to help them with the inquiry process. All webinars will be webcasted, and made available to you in the wiki on this page

Overview Webinars











Introduction phase  
Wed 26-09-2012 Critical Thinking Webinar 1 Introducing Critical Thinking and framing questions Online
Questions phase 
Wed 03-10-2012  Critical Thinking Webinar 2 Criteria for questions Online
Wed 10-10-2012 Skype  facilitators and Anita, Eliane and Bob   -
Research phase         
Tues 16-10-2012 Critical Thinking Webinar 3 Tweaking the questions
Wed 24-10-2012 Critical Thinking Webinar 4 Credibility of sources 
Wed 31-10-2012 (No Webinar - Halloween)
Skype Anita, Eliane and Bob   -
Thur 8-11-2102 Critical Thinking Webinar 5 Productive Peer feedback    Online
Summarizing phase        
Wed 14-11-2012 Critical Thinking Webinar 6 Sharing learning   Expected
Closing phase        
Wed 05-12-2012 Critical Thinking Webinar 7 Assesing thinking and drawing conclusions   Online 




Comments (1)

Frans Droog said

at 3:27 pm on Oct 28, 2012

Again, I unfortunately I wasn't able to attend the webinar live as it was our Autumn break and I was away on a little trip. I did watch it this weekend and think it contained some useful tips.
One interesting tip was looking at things from a different perspective exemplified by the Lorax and the Truax, in which one looks more convincingly true from the start. The description of impartial perspective as open-full-fairminded is very helpful indeed. I do find it hard though, as with the earlier webinar to translate this to my students who are only 12-13 years old and have quite a varied mindset as a group. The concept of a shared perspective among a group of students vs another group fits well to what we are experiencing in the LC UBOD and something I try to emphasize to my students. The Danger of the Single Story by Chimanda Adichie is very convincing in this respect.
Using objective questions in a standard form to determine whether we ourselves are credible as 'witnesses' or websites are credible is important and an often overlooked aspect of research. It does take time 'away' from the research itself in the opinion of both teachers and students but is well worth it when used structurally.
Will some of the documents Gary used in the webinar become available again to us?

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