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Starting with his Triarchic Theory of Human Intelligence (Sternberg, 1985)
is defined as that set of mental abilities used to achieve one’s goals in life, given a socio-cultural context, through adaptation to, selection of, and shaping of environments.
involves three aspects that are interrelated but largely distinct: analytical, creative, and practical thinking (Sternberg, 1998)
Commonly known as critical thinkingInvolves analyzing and evaluating information, often in order to work through a problem or decision.Analytical thinking is largely responsible for school success and measured through traditional testing methods
Involves generating new and different ideas and approaches to problems, and often, viewing the world in ways that disregard conventions
Putting what you’ve learned into action in order to solve a problem or make a decision.
It enables you to accomplish goals despite real-world obstacles
is the ability to size up a situation well, to be able to determine how to achieve goals, to display awareness to the world around you, and to display interest in the world at large (Sternberg, 1990; Sternberg et al., 2000; Wagner, 2000)
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Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
is a set of competencies that involves knowing yourself, mastering your feelings, and understanding how to manage those feelings when interacting with others
– your self-awareness, self-regulation, and motivation
how you handle relationships with others (their needs, feelings, and ability to encourage others)
what we sense about others
what we then do with social awareness of others
The knowledge of one’s own thinking processes and strategies, and the ability to consciously reflect and act on the knowledge of cognition to modify those processes and strategies.Metacognition is the awareness individuals have of their own mental processes and the subsequent ability to monitor, regulate, and direct themselves to a desired end. Thinking about one’s thinking processes. It has to do with the active monitoring and regulation of cognitive processes.
Increased self esteemKnowledge acquisition and retentionBehavior pattern transferenceMutual respect
POSITIVE BENEFITS OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
The ability to understand and appreciate differences and to respond to people of all cultures in a way that values their worth, respects their beliefs and practices, and builds communication and relationships
As defined by Gardner, an ability to solve problems or fashion products that are useful in a particular cultural setting or community
Deals with words and language, both written and spoken. Analyzing own use of language Remembering
Deals with inductive and deductive thinking, numbers, and abstract patterns; sometimes called scientific thinking
Relates to physical movement and the wisdom of the body; uses brain’s motor cortex, which controls bodily motion.
Relies on sense of sight and ability to visualize; includes ability to create mental images
Has to do with person-to-person relationships and communication
Relates to self-reflection, metacognition, awareness of internal states of being
Deals with recognizing tonal patterns, sounds, rhythms, and beats
Ability to understand features of the environment
It is what happens when you ask questions and move toward the answers.
What is Thinking?
GATHERING INFORMATIONANALYZING IT IN DIFFERENT WAYSEVALUATING IT FOR PURPOSES OFGAINING UNDERSTANDINGSOLVING A PROBLEMMAKING A DECISION
Analytical thinking is the process of:
objectively real and verifiableUSE CONCRETE WORDS OR MEASURABLE STATISTICSAVOID ABSOLUTES
ARE BASED ON BELIEFS, CONCLUSIONS, OR JUDGMENT- ARE DIFFICULT AND SOMETIMES IMPOSSIBLE TO VERIFY-use abstract words- use absolutes
A CHARACTERISTIC WAY OF THINKING ABOUT PEOPLE, SITUATIONS, EVENTS, AND IDEAS
analytical and practical thinking
creativity forms a bridge between __________ and __________
also known as divergent thinking
– the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the U.S. Department of Education
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an interaction among the reader, the strategies the reader employs, the material being read, and the context in which reading takes place.
Comprehension results from
SEARCH FOR THE TOPIC OF THE PARAGRAPHTOPIC NOT THE SAME AS THE MAIN IDEAIT IS THE BROAD SUBJECT BEING DISCUSSEDIDENTIFY THE ASPECT OF THE TOPIC THAT IS THE PARAGRAPH’S FOCUSFIND WHAT THE AUTHOR WANTS YOU TO KNOW ABOUT THE SPECIFIC ASPECT BEING DISCUSSED, WHICH IS THE MAIN IDEA
3-STEP APPROACH TO FIND MAIN IDEA WHILE READING
practical thinking skills
recitation engages your
STAGES OF LISTENING
TRANSITION WORDS THAT HELP ORGANIZE INFORMATION, CONNECT IDEAS, AND SHOW WHAT IS IMPORTANT
EXACT COPY OF WHAT YOU SEE OR HEAR – LASTS A SECOND OR LESS
TEMPORARY INFORMATION STOREHOUSE – LASTS NO MORE THAN 10 TO 20 SECONDS – UNIMPORTANT INFO IS DUMPED