The importance of reflection time was highlighted in collective reflections, as we felt students needed time to make sense of the task and the thinking process. Critical thinking—An overview with implications for physical education.
From data collected following the second year of workshops all students were able to identify when they used thinking skills and dispositions within the session.
As can be seen in the figure below (click on image to enlarge), pupils not only respond to as part of their overall physical activity habits and lifestyle.
One key driver for connecting with these longer term ambitions comes from Dewey’s (1933) work on ‘deep’ learning.
It has numerous interpretations on both its definition and on the processes involved in developing critical thinking.
Most definitions highlight the connections to the upper three levels of Bloom’s (1956) taxonomy: analysis, synthesis and evaluation.He explores the connection between ‘thinking’ and ‘meaning’ to create what he termed ‘profound learning’.More recent research with a focus on ‘meaning’ has identified personal experience as a central feature.These forms of thinking skills have been associated with a number of ‘Critical thinking’ learner dispositions including; open and fair mindedness, flexibility of thought, inquisitiveness and willingness to take risks (Lai, 2011).Within the PE literature, critical thinking is a term first popularised by Mc Bride (1992).In the PE context, Beni et al (2016) explain how pupils with personalised experiences can feel more ‘meaningful’ connections to learning tasks, which are more likely to commit to a physically active lifestyle.Our knowledge of critical thinking initially developed through our reading and shared discussions with each other and with critical friends.Improving critical thinking: INSIGHT Development Program is designed to build critical thinking in teams as well as individuals.It provides a series of online thinking skills and mindset enrichment modules with accompanying exercises, access to an assessment metric and performance reporting tools.Designed to be used as an independent study by employees, it can also be incorporated into existing training programs.About Insight Assessment Why should I choose Insight Assessment solutions?