When it comes to reading, we may be assuming that reading for knowledge is the best reason to pick up a book. Research, however, suggests that reading fiction may provide far more important benefits than nonfiction. Reading nonfiction might certainly be valuable for collecting knowledge, it does little to develop EQ, a far more elusive goal. Some of the most valuable skills that managers look for in employees are often difficult to define, let alone evaluate or quantify: self-discipline, self-awareness, creative problem-solving, empathy, learning agility, adaptiveness, flexibility, positivity, rational judgment, generosity, and kindness, among others. How can you tell if your future employees have these skills? And if your current team is lacking them, how do you teach them?
Critical Reading and Reading Strategy
Critical thinking – the hardest doctoral skill of all? – The Thesis Whisperer
This article focuses on critical literacy as a way of being and doing around the globe. Orientations to critical literacy, models for instruction, key aspects, and new directions are shared. Read the full Language Arts article. Not a subscriber? Subscribe here. In spite of the fact that critical literacy does not have a set definition or a normative history, the following key tenets have been described in the literature. Vivian Maria Vasquez, NCTE member since , is a professor of education at American University whose research interests include critical literacy, early literacy and information communication technologies, and teacher education.
Unit 5: Facilitating Critical Thinking through Literature
What a pleasure it is to read a good book and then talk about it! Thankfully, doing these two simple things is an effective way of developing critical thinking skills — provided you ask and discuss the right questions. Level 3 — Application Make use of the knowledge gleaned from the book. Apply the book to your own life.
This module will introduce you to the concept of critical thinking and provide strategies to help you think, read, take notes and write critically. So what is critical thinking? It is the central intellectual skill that a tertiary education seeks to develop in students. This means thinking deeply about the ideas you encounter in readings, lectures, and other course material and asking questions of them. This module will introduce you to the concept of thinking critically while reading, note-taking and writing.