3 new releases in Ministry What Works Series

June 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Dated April 2017, the Ministry has released 3 new monographs in the What Works: Research into Practice series. They are:

  1. Think about it:Renewing Our Commitment to Teaching for Critical
    Thinking in the Social Studies and History Curricula
    [pdf] From page 2:  “Effective critical thinking does not require students to just “think”; rather, it requires that they think about “something,” and that means thinking about curricular content and applying a wide repertoire of skills needed to address critical questions or tasks.”

 

  1. Facilitating Activist Education [pdf] From page 4: “Activist education engages students intellectually in learning tasks that are relevant to their lives and communities.
    Simultaneously, students may become engaged citizen activists – people who see themselves as capable of affecting positive change for social and ecological justice.”
  2. Supporting Early Literacy Learning Through Play [pdf] From page 2:  “Educators need to interact with their students by modelling possible ways to use the literacy materials they have introduced and through asking children questions that encourage the use of literacies. However, an educator’s role extends beyond engaging students in play;  he or she needs to create a classroom that also respects and encourages play.”

Check ’em out! Rowan

 

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Canadian Autism Partnership Project Critical thinker article in Toronto Star

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