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I Think It Looks Like… (Part 1)

Critical and Creative Thinking is one of the general capabilities in the Australian Curriculum.  One element is “Generating ideas, possibilities and actions”. This element involves students

  • Imagining possibilities and connecting ideas
  • Considering alternatives
  • Seeking solutions and putting ideas into action.

So, what does this look like in your classroom?

  • Creating new ideas
  • Connecting two ideas that seem different
  • Predict what might happen in any given situation
  • Offer alternatives
  • Experiment with options when seeking solutions
  • Putting ideas into action
  • Test hypothesis’
  • Connect new ideas to known ideas
  • Identify cause and effect
  • Adapt ideas
  • Predict possibilities
  • Use imagery, analogies and symbolism to connect ideas
  • Speculate
  • Assess risks
  • Explain contingencies
  • Consider a range of perspectives

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