We are less. In principle, it lies within your power and mine to make our lives more happy and fulfilling than they are.
Case study pedagogy to advance critical thinking. It is not possible to become an excellent thinker simply because one wills it. Set aside the problems over which you have no control, concentrating your efforts on those problems you can potentially solve. Give students a variety of objects and ask them to identify each object, then sort it into a category.
For example, can you think about the situation so as to see the humor in it and what is pitiable in it? Dig beneath the surface. What would a rational person do? CATS Classroom Assessment Techniques : Angelo stresses the use of ongoing classroom assessment as a way to monitor and facilitate students' critical thinking.
What are you overlooking? How did they gather it? You can have students compare and contrast just about anything—try this out with the book your class is reading now. We would love to hear your ideas.