Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers – Infographic

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Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.

 

Diane Goodman‘s insight:

A useful infographic that not only summarises the attributes of a critical thinker but more significantly, provides a 25 point list of actions teachers might invite students to do in learning activities – to stimulate and develop the ability to think critically and critically reflect on the ‘knowing and doing’ of learning (Schon 1983). A great poster for your office wall!

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Constructive Alignment

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Diane Goodman‘s insight:

In this link to an electronic document, Dr. Warren Houghton describes and provides a guide for achieving Constructive Alignment. It includes a constructively aligned assessment scheme (adapted from Biggs 2003), by way of explanation.

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Aligning Assessment with Outcomes | UNSW Teaching Gateway

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Diane Goodman‘s insight:

The UNSW L&T @UNSW website has an excellent Assessment toolkit, a collection of resources that support the assumption that assessment needs to focus on supporting the achievement of intended learning outcomes.The toolkit leads teachers through the process of designing learning outcomes (stating what students are expected to demonstrate what they have learned), and an assessment plan (stating how they will demonstrate the learning).

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Integrative assessment: Blending assignments and assessment for high-quality learning guide

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The Scottish Higher Education Academy’s Enhancement Themes project is part of a 5-part Framework to support learners and staff at all levels in enhancing HE in Scotland.

This electronic guide supports the Enhancing Practice Theme and is avaialable online at:

http://www.enhancementthemes.ac.uk/docs/publications/blending-assignments-and-assessments-for-high-quality-learning.pdf?sfvrsn=10

Diane Goodman‘s insight:

This guide suggests how assignments and assessments can be blended to: successfully align with, and support learning outcomes; for inclusivity, to addrees diverse learner needs and aspirations; to scaffold student’s understanding; and to accomodate quality and economy.

 

There is an excellent table on pg 35 of the file (Figure 1) that marries a broad range of assignments and assessments with the learning opportunities they offer students, and this makes it especially useful for designing and aligning assessments and activities with intended learning outcomes.