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- SARSEF Corporate Sponsorships 2020 – 2021
- Two SARSEF Science and Engineering Fair Finalists Recognized Nationally in Middle School Science Competition
- The 2021 SARSEF Science and Engineering Fair in March will be Virtual
- ACES Camp Goes Virtual to Connect Middle School Girls to Science and Engineering
- Wonder Program Session Two – The Results!
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Thoughts about Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
Critical Thinking can be deployed at any time, in any context. It is a type of thought that even 3-year olds can engage in – and even trained scientists can fail in.
Knowing that one should think critically is not the same as being able to do so. That requires domain knowledge and practice.
Within a content area like science, students have more context clues to help them figure out which metacognitive strategy to use
Background knowledge is necessary to engage in scientific critical thinking.
– Daniel T. Willingham
Additional Thoughts….Why Students Don’t Critically Think….
- Too many Facts, too little conceptualizing
- Too much memorizing, too little thinking
- Lecture and rote memorization doesn’t require critical thinking
- Students are not trained to think
- Critical thinking is more than engagement
– Mark Jon Snyder, Elon University