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resources facilitating the skill of purposeful and reflective analysis or evaluation of information and beliefs from a biblical worldview


  • Adventist Resource
    Appropriate music in worship Grade 7-Lifelong
    Worship reflects the spiritual progress of the church. Both personal and congregational, it constitutes a true barometer of the spiritual condition of the people. Pastor A. Aeschlimann[4] emphasizes that what is necessary and important is not to go to the...

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    Conditionals - If Then Statements Grade 8-Grade 12
    Follow this step-by-step procedure to apply biblical concepts to truth relationships between the conditional, its inverse, its converse, and its contrapositive.

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    Creating Interactive Student Notebooks (ISNs) Grade 5-Grade 12
    ISNs require students to revisit and interact with concepts presented in class. This presentation to Canadian Adventist teachers provides practical tips and tools to using and assessing ISNs.

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    Critical reading of original articles in health Grade 10-Lifelong
    The ultimate goal of developing research in medicine and public health, and of communicating its results, is to use that knowledge as a basis for professional practice. Because research-based practice depends on the findings of published scientific studies,...

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    Critical Thinking - Practical Strategies for Teaching and Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    “What does critical thinking look like in the classroom? What strategies can be used to facilitate critical thinking?” According to Faul, a classroom that emphasizes critical thinking is a safe space that is collaborative and provides for visual...

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    Critical Thinking and the Media Kindergarten-Lifelong
    We are inevitably influenced by what the media blitz hits us with every day. We become like what we behold and it is important to critically sift through the barrage, recognize bias, understand the various persuasion techniques used, make informed decisions about fact, fiction, opinion, and to dig for Truth.

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    Critical Thinking Skills Grade 9-Lifelong
    The process of writing is also the process of thinking. Leading students away from the misconception that writing is an event is the focus of this article. This article suggests ways a teacher can cultivate critical thinking and writing by providing opportunities...

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    Developing a Classroom Culture of Thinking - A Whole School Approach Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "One of the primary objectives of schooling should involve the teaching of tools for lifelong learning. As a result, many educators place a high priority on empowering students with thinking skills such as the ability to reason, to make informed judgements,...

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    Great Teaching Must Inspire Great Thinking Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article addresses some of the perennial issues that arise when schools attempt to teach students to think. Teaching critical and independent thinking does not appear to hinge on the controversy between the merits of teacher-centered or student-centered...

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    Helping Students to Think Critically Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Teachers are not the exclusive providers of knowledge, but are experienced guides who develop students' skills and attitudes needed for lifelong self-directed inquiry. Interest must be stimulated, an environment created, written assignments with teacher feedback,...

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    JAE Editorial: The True Confrontation Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Confrontation has connotations for the younger generation of social protest. Traditionally the concept is positive, intended to move people one step closer to liberation. Teachers have been heroic confronters and Christ's followers have a mandate for confrontation....

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    Learning to Think at Christian Universities - Philosophical Issues Tertiary
    "Critical thinking has not traditionally been a strength of Christian colleges. If we are to address this problem, we must examine the philosophical concerns about whether the goal of critical thinking is truly appropriate for Christian education, and...

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    Learning to Think in Christian Universities Tertiary
    In recent years, secular education has increasingly focused on students and critical thinking; in Christian schools this has not been the case. Studies have repeatedly shown that, regardless of one's theoretical position, student participation in the learning...

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    Literary Clubs: Enhancing Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing Skills Grade 11-Lifelong
    Forming literary clubs is one way of enriching the curriculum and motivating in-coming freshmen to think, read, and write critically at a college level. Daley discusses the educator's role in assisting students who arrive at college with inadequate reading,...

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    Measurement of Non-Cognitive Attributes for the Higher Education Admission System in Chile Grade 12-Lifelong
    This paper presents the development and initial validation of instruments that measure critical thinking and non-cognitive attributes with a view to their eventual use in Chile's higher education admissions system. The technical rigor and political support...

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    Orders and Chance in Nature and Scripture - Towards a Basis for Constructive Dialogue Grade 12-Lifelong New!!
    The author discusses "two aspects related to the fundamental questions being addressed by science and theology. These are the concepts of order and chance." After defining the terms he then discusses how they have developed in the scientific context...

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    Pedagogy - Has It Changed Or Have We? Food for Thought Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Reflecting on how Adventist Education will change to meet the growing call for cultivation of creative minds and divergent thinkers, the author considers our call from the beginning to encourage “thinkers, and not mere reflectors of other men’s...

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    Scientific article reading report Tertiary-Lifelong
    An example that can be used to make a scientific reading report. Made by the Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Research Methodology; University of Montemorelos.

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    Speaking Out: Are Teachers Ready to Teach Pupils to Think? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Efforts to encourage higher-order thinking skills in K-12 students will fail unless teachers become conscious of and apply these skills. College graduates do not demonstrate the operative knowledge needed in higher-order thinking. Reference is made to Harvey,...

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    Techniques for the elaboration of questions Grade 1-Tertiary
    It is very important for teachers to avoid ineffective patterns of asking questions such as the one just described, because the process of developing questions has always been critical crucial to classroom teaching. Several educators have established the...

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    The development of scientific thinking in first grade children, group Grade 8-Tertiary
    Human beings are distinguished from other living beings, especially by the privileged gift of thought, the ability of which no other living being has. Santrock (2004) defines thinking as a manipulation of information, such as when informing concepts, solving...

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    The formation of critical thinking Grade 8-Lifelong
    This book addresses the nature, teaching and evaluation of critical thinking. Also the practice; what this type of thinking is for.

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    The Future of Education - Are We Ready? Grade 9-Tertiary
    Alcock notes that the current educational system was designed during the industrial revolution, when students needed preparation for working in factories. A new model is needed that will “meet the different needs of contemporary learners as well as the...

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    The Other Hat - Teaching Discernment in the Twenty-first Century Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "The 21st century is placing new demands on teachers and schools. Children are growing up in a society that is characterised by exponential change, escalating social issues and everchanging technology. Because of this rapidly changing culture, our students...

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    The Rest of the Story - Why and How to Teach Research Skills Grade 6-Tertiary
    The importance of checking the facts, evaluating truthfulness, learning research skills and critical thinking skills are basic to being an educated Christian. Library instruction helps to develop the strategies of research. Instructors should cooperate with...

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    Think Talk Kindergarten
    Teaching students to write with insight, detail, and perception should begin long before the high school years. Lorraine Popik shares how Bloom's Taxonomy can be used as early as grade seven to help students write about abstract ideas and concepts. By the...

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    Thinking About Writing Kindergarten-Tertiary
    The relation between mental processes and writing skills. Writing is a complex and symbolic activity that requires observation, imagination, and discipline. Dissatisfaction with the focus on the end-product has resulted in a discussion of the kinds of thinking...

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    Tips - Ways to Improve Critical Thinking Kindergarten-Grade 8
    The keywords and questions in this article can be used to develop all levels of thinking within the cognitive domain of Bloom's Taxonomy. The results will be improved attention to detail, increased comprehension and expanded problem solving skills. The 6 levels...

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    Using Constructive Feedback and Questioning Strategies to Increase Student Learning Grade 1-Grade 8
    Constructive feedback and questioning strategies have substantial positive impacts on student learning and motivation. This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation handout provides an overview of formative assessment concepts and strategies.

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    Using Numbers to Teach Critical Thinking Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Math phobia is evident in the college statistics classes and can be traced to attitudes towards numbers developed in elementary or secondary school. While learning to appreciate how numbers (mathematics) functions in society, how they can be used as a tool...

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    Using the Bible to Stimulate Critical Thinking Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article lists five ways to use the Bible to expand students' intellectual capacities in a wide variety of subjects. Using the Scriptures to stimulate interest, generate respect for God's Word, and to teach students how to think, are integral parts of...

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    Why I Want My Students to Fail Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How can we encourage students to be creative thinkers, rather than fearing failure? How do we help them learn to problem solve instead of focusing on finding that one “right” process and answer the teacher is looking for? The author suggests encouraging...

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    Writing Across the Curriculum: The Accent is on Learning Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Involving teachers from every discipline in teaching writing offers a workable means of improving the quality of student writing. The goal of writing is to communicate effectively and efficiently. A cross-disciplinary writing program will have wider appeal...