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Sunday, December 26, 2010

PABeaufaitBookmarks (weekly)

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

PABeaufaitBookmarks (weekly)

  • "This article [by John Beaumont] is from Volume 1, Issue 4 of TESOL Journal" (TESOL Connections [website], Features, December 2010).

    tags: Bloom's taxonomy critical thinking TESOL Connections education resources tasks teaching

    • Scriven and Paul begin to define critical thinking as ‘‘the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action’’ (quoted in Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2009, para. 2).
    • Bloom (1956) offered one of the first comprehensive elaborations of these important skills. Since the conception of Bloom’s Taxonomy, his colleagues (Anderson & Krathwohl, 2001) have carried on his work and developed a two-dimensional taxonomy for learning, teaching, and assessing student learning outcomes. The Knowledge Dimension identifies four types of knowledge: factual, conceptual, procedural, and metacognitive. The second aspect of Bloom’s Taxonomy, the Cognitive Process Dimension, outlines six ways of thinking (remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate, and create) and their many subprocesses.
    • For the purposes of this article, critical thinking is defined as the practice and development of an active, conscious, purposeful awareness of what one encounters both in the classroom and in the outside world. It is a kind of thinking and learning that demands an investment in personal and communal learning on the part of the student and teacher. Critical thinking does not discount the emotional or gut responses that everyone has. Rather, it complements and enters into dialogue with them so that reasoned judgments are possible.
    • Observing is the basic starting point of the sequence—so basic, in fact, that some teachers may not immediately consider it to be critical thinking at all. However, observing is critical thinking because it involves a fundamental level of analysis.
    • To read the rest of the article, download the PDF
  • URLs for optional course readings on metacognition shared by Roxanne (2010.12.03)

    tags: seminars SCoPE motivation

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Thursday, December 09, 2010

RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

From carrots and sticks, to auto-go-juice:

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

BR 2-19: Wuthering Heights


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The most impressive passage for me was when Heathcliff ...[said], "I have to remind myself to breathe – almost to remind my heart to beat" (Bronte, 1989, p. 65). That made me realize how much our thoughts and emotions influence our lives.
Reference
Bronte, Emily. (1989). Wuthering Heights [Longman Classics series]. Harlow, Essex: Longman Group UK.

BR 2-18: Wild America


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This book is full of surprises. I was most surprised to learn, "There are more than three hundred national parks, ... seashores, ... forests, and recreation areas" in the U.S. (Cox, 1990, p. 4). I have visited some of them already. Reading this book makes me want to visit some more.
Reference
Cox, Teresa. (1990). Wild America. Harlow, Essex: Longman Group UK.

BR 2-17: Wild America by Teresa Cox

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In this book there were lots of surprises. The most surprising bit of information about the U.S. was that there are literally hundreds of "national parks, national seashores, national forests, and [national] recreation areas" (Cox, 1990, p. 4). I've seen some of them already. I really want to go and see more of them soon!

References

Cox, Teresa. (1990). Wild America. Harlow, Essex: Longman Group UK.

BR 2-16: Emile Bronte's Wuthering Heights


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My favorite line in the book is when Heathcliff says, "I have to remind myself to breathe – almost remind my heart to beat!" (Bronte, 1989, p. 65). It reminds me how strongly our thoughts can influence our bodies.

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Maecenas lobortis sollicitudin sem, a fermentum urna dignissim sed. Ut erat arcu, pulvinar vitae laoreet at, scelerisque et quam. Donec sed quam diam. Fusce felis lacus, luctus id ullamcorper vitae, hendrerit vitae nibh. Sed eget lacus at dui commodo mattis. Aliquam erat volutpat. Curabitur tincidunt, lacus ut semper pharetra, quam diam blandit leo, ut aliquet dui ipsum at nisl. Nam luctus sodales facilisis. Donec et nulla vitae erat commodo feugiat eu sed odio. Aliquam velit enim, rhoncus at euismod in, pulvinar eu erat. Integer facilisis accumsan odio ac luctus. Aliquam volutpat vehicula lacus et rutrum.
Reference

Bronte, Emily. (1989). Wuthering Heights [Longman Classics series]. Harlow: Longman Group UK.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

PABeaufaitBookmarks (weekly)

  • "Peruse the pages of this website to learn about the concept of motivational design, the theoretical foundation of the ARCS model, the systematic motivational design process, examples of ARCS-related research areas, and a few of the places and people associated with ARCS-related studies and practices" (ARCS Categories, Long Term and Immediate Goals, ¶2, retrieved 2010.12.03).

    tags: motivation theory volition

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