Activity One: List the words in a Venn Diagram, dividing sports into those that can be played .
As mentioned before, get students into groups to collaborate and to achieve the goals of each activity.
Socrates established the fact that one cannot depend upon those in "authority" to have sound knowledge and insight.
He demonstrated that persons may have power and high position and yet be deeply confused and irrational.
His method of questioning is now known as "Socratic questioning" and is the best known critical thinking teaching strategy.
In his mode of questioning, Socrates highlighted the need for thinking for clarity and logical consistency.
For example, let’s say that you are teaching students the following lexical set about forms of transportation: This activity, as simple as it sounds, involves lots of logic and critical thinking. The lesson is no longer about memorization and simple meaning. Students are much more likely to remember and use these vocabulary words after such an activity.
For example, students may decide that a skateboard is probably the slowest form of transportation on the list. Of course, any number of vocabulary sets can be used, with a variety of other critical thinking activities.
As English language curriculums continue to use more content to teach English, critical thinking strategies give students a chance to analyze and process the information in valuable ways.
Let’s look at one specific way in which you can begin to bring critical thinking into your lessons.