Teaching Critical Thinking Skills


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What is a critical thinker?

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1. When using the strategy of perspective taking, what is one useful idea?

2. Which subject area is NOT conducive to critical thinking?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Critical thinking can be a difficult skill for students to master, and this worksheet/quiz duo is written to assess what you understand about teaching techniques designed to impart critical thinking skills to students. The questions ask about concepts and terms important to critical thinking education presented in a classroom setting.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on these key ideas:

  • The use of question/answer parking lots
  • Attributes of a critical thinker
  • Applying a skill mastered in one subject to another
  • Perspective taking strategy

Skills Practiced

Complete the quiz and worksheet to increase your ability to incorporate these skills into the assessment process:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about how to teach critical thinking skills from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of critical thinking to understand subject areas where the use of critical thinking might not be warranted
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding question/answer parking lots and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - confirm that you can accurately define a critical thinker

Additional Learning

Feel like thinking critically a little longer? Then check out the comprehensive lesson called Teaching Critical Thinking Skills for more information. Objectives met within the lesson include:

  • Understand why critical thinking can help interpersonal relationships
  • Know that critical thinking teaching methods can be adapted for any age group
  • Identify real-world examples that show the implementation of perspective taking
  • Define the process for using a question/answer parking lot