New Orleans

July 8, 2016
“Designing Curricula with Dispositional Thinking in Mind”
ASCD 2016 Conference on Teaching

Arthur Costa1102 & 1Bena Kallick402

Designing Curricula with Dispositional Thinking in Mind

Arthur Costa, California State University, Sacramento, CA; Bena Kallick, Institute for Habits of Mind, Westport, CT

We cite the need for critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and communication in our classrooms, but do we align our curricula with those thinking dispositions? This session will (1) define dispositions, (2) describe their place in a curriculum, and (3) offer ways to assess their growth over time. Designing a curriculum focused on dispositional thinking requires a different mindset. This session will challenge and reframe your mental maps to focus on the real purposes of 21st century education.

Audience Level: All
Audience: All
Session Level: Introductory

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Designing Curricula with Thinking Dispositions in Mind: Learning Guide – DOWNLOAD

Description: Are we preparing students for a life of tests or for the tests of life? While many cite the need for critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and communication, do we align our curriculum with those thinking dispositions? This institute will (1) define dispositions, (2) describe their place in the curriculum, and (3) offer ways to assess their growth over time. Designing a curriculum focused on dispositional thinking requires a different mindset. This institute will challenge and help re-frame your mental maps to focus on the real purposes of 21st century education.

Dispositions: Reframing Teaching and Learning PowerpointDOWNLOAD

  • A Brief Review of 21st Century Skills
  • Dispositions: What are they?
  • Where do Dispositions fit in the curriculum?
  • A new Paradigm for Assessment
  • Assessment Strategies for Self Directed Learning
  • A Declaration
  • Reflection and Commitment to Next Steps

MindFul ReMINDers: MetacognitionDOWNLOAD

The Metacognitive Staircase: Exploring Meanings, Expanding Capacities, Extending Values, Increasing Alertness, Building Commitment

Think Allowed Problem SolvingDOWNLOAD

Pose Challenging Problems then Invite Students to:

  • Describe their plans and strategies for solving the problem
  • Share their thinking as they are implementing their plan
  • Reflect on/evaluate the effectiveness of their strategy.

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