Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Digital Resource
Understanding the functions of the brain is of great value to all professionals involved in teaching, learning, and curriculum and instructional design. Professionals will be more effective in their efforts if they understand the development and processes of the brain, and how to apply this information to their work. By understanding and effectively applying brain research, professionals will see growth in the learning of those they work to instruct or support.
Choose one of the following deliverables to outline the importance of critical thinking and problem-solving in brain-based learning in your field:
- Newsletter (using a digital tool like a newsletter template in Microsoft Word, Google Documents, or Microsoft Publisher)
- 10-12 slide digital presentation, including presenters notes with documentation of resources and a title slide.
- Webpage (using a tool like Wix, Google Sites, or Weebly)
Select a specific audience related to your field of study (early childhood or elementary parents, junior high or high school students and parents, college students, or other adult learners in a professional setting). Your digital resource should be based on critical thinking and problem-solving, including the thinking levels presented in Blooms Taxonomy as applied to your audience.
In the digital resource include the following:
- What critical thinking and problem-solving are and how they relate to brain-based learning and your respective professional field.
- The role of metacognition in critical thinking and problem-solving.
- The role of experiential and problem/project-based learning in critical thinking and problem-solving.
- Levels of Blooms Taxonomy and how your audience can apply these levels to their learning, teaching, or training.
- Five audience-appropriate resources and strategies to improve critical thinking, problem-solving, and brain function.
- Support your deliverable with 4-5 scholarly resources.
Your deliverable should include graphics that are relevant to the content and audience you chose, visually appealing, and use space appropriately.
Make sure your document or website can be accessed by others before submitting to the LMS.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion