- Glossary of Thinking Skills
- Bloom's Taxonomy of Cognitive Skills
- Inductive Reasoning
- Deductive Reasoning
- Problem Solving
- Other Resources
- Scientific Method
- Interpreting Graphs
- Adaptive Expertise
- Patern recognition
- Intrinsic motivation
- BLOOM'S TAXONOMY. Instructional model developed by the prominent
educator Benjamin Bloom. It categorizes thinking skills from the
concrete to the abstract--
- DEDUCTIVE REASONING
- COGNITION. The biological/neurological processes of the brain that facilitate thought. The mental operations involved in thinking;
- CREATIVE THINKING. A novel way of seeing or doing things that
is characterized by four components--
- FLUENCY (generating many ideas)
- FLEXIBILITY (the ability to shift perspective)
- ORIGINALITY (thinking of something new)
- ELABORATION (building on other ideas)
- CRITICAL THINKING. (Also called "logical" thinking and
"analytical" thinking. )The process of determining the
authenticity, accuracy, or value of something.
- INFUSION. Integrating thinking skills instruction into the regular curriculum; infused programs are commonly contrasted to SEPARATE programs, which teach thinking skills as a curriculum in itself.
- METACOGNITION. The process of planning, assessing, and monitoring
one's own thinking.
- PROBLEM SOLVING
- TRANSFER. The ability to apply thinking skills taught separately
to any subject.