FIVE DIMENSIONS OF THINKING

METACOGNITION

Awareness and control of thinking, including attitudes toward thinking

CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING

Critical Thinking

Creative Thinking THINKING PROCESSES (Larger, multi-step uses of thinking skills)

Forming concepts and principles

Comprehending

Problem solving

Decision making

Research

CORE THINKING SKILLS

Micro skills (21) such as inferring, analyzing, classifying, evaluating, comparing, summarizing, formulating questions, identifying errors, verifying

CONNECTING THINKING TO CONTENT KNOWLEDGE

Applying the previous four dimensions to specific courses and curricula; assessing

Source: Robert J. Marzano and Others. Dimensions of Thinking: A Framework for Curriculum and Instruction. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1988

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