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  1. page CEs edited ... e) When you talk, use the time more for questions and thoughts you haven't yet got clear on th…
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    e) When you talk, use the time more for questions and thoughts you haven't yet got clear on than for stating positions or knowledge that is already well established for you.
    f) When you talk, keep it to one point, even if that takes time to express, not a list of points. That helps those who came after to build up a thread. You can take another turn later to insert other points into the discussion.
    g) In theany check-in andor closing, make
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    phase of any session (or in the work-in-progress presentation or the sessions.google+ community).
    h) If you post a link to the private google+ community, include text that conveys how the link connects with your own thinking (thus helping others in the group decide whether to visit the link).
    Sequence of the CE sessions
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    e) When you talk, use the time more for questions and thoughts you haven't yet got clear on than for stating positions or knowledge that is already well established for you.
    f) When you talk, keep it to one point, even if that takes time to express, not a list of points. That helps those who came after to build up a thread. You can take another turn later to insert other points into the discussion.
    g) In the check-in and closing, make your point short. Your time to elaborate is during the main phase of the sessions.
    h)
    If you
    Sequence of the CE sessions
    The structure of each live session is predefined as follows, but the CE builds in room for participants to take stock so as to inform future proposals for improvements in these structures.
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Thursday, July 21

  1. page CEJulAug16 edited ... In brief, CEs are an extension of Problem- or Project-Based Learning (PBL) and related approac…
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    In brief, CEs are an extension of Problem- or Project-Based Learning (PBL) and related approaches to education in which participants address a scenario or case in which the problems are not well defined, shaping their own directions of inquiry and developing their skills as investigators and prospective teachers (in the broadest sense of the word). (For more background, read the prospectus.)
    If you want to know what a CE requires of you, review the expectations and mechanics.
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    week from mid-July25th July to mid-August15th August at time to be determined.12noon EST Mondays. The URL
    If you are wondering how to define a meaningful and useful approach to the topic, let us present a scenario for the CE and hope this stimulates you to apply to participate. We will then let CE participants judge for themselves whether their inquiries are relevant.
    Intended outcomes for participants of this CE are of two kinds:
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Saturday, June 11

  1. page CEJulAug16 edited Design for Living Complexities ... in a 3-week 6-week MOOC that In brief, CEs are an exten…

    Design for Living Complexities
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    in a 3-week6-week MOOC that
    In brief, CEs are an extension of Problem- or Project-Based Learning (PBL) and related approaches to education in which participants address a scenario or case in which the problems are not well defined, shaping their own directions of inquiry and developing their skills as investigators and prospective teachers (in the broadest sense of the word). (For more background, read the prospectus.)
    If you want to know what a CE requires of you, review the expectations and mechanics.
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  2. page CEtnew edited Mid-July-mid-Aug 2016, Design for
    Mid-July-mid-Aug 2016, Design for
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  3. page CEt edited ... 2015 April, What is or isn't transformative learning? Rethinking Critical Thinking -- serie…
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    2015
    April, What is or isn't transformative learning?
    Rethinking Critical Thinking -- series of asynchronous CEs (no live sessions)
    Sept, How do people have their thinking changed?
    Oct, Everyone can think critically!
    Nov, Manifesto and Plan for Practice in Critical Thinking

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  4. page CEtnew edited Rethinking Critical Thinking -- asynchronous CEs (no live sessions) September How do people have…
    Rethinking Critical Thinking -- asynchronous CEs (no live sessions)
    September How do people have their thinking changed?
    October Everyone can think critically!
    November Manifesto and Plan
    Design for Practice in Critical ThinkingLiving Complexities
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  5. page CEJulAug16s edited Scenario Design is about intentionality in construction, which involves a range of materials, a …
    Scenario
    Design is about intentionality in construction, which involves a range of materials, a sequence of steps, and principles that inform the choice of material and the steps. Design always involves putting people as well as materials into place, which may happen by working with the known properties of the people and materials, trying out new arrangements, or working around their constraints (at least temporarily). Critical thinking involves understanding ideas and practices better when we examine them in relation to alternatives. In a sense, critical thinking is in design from the start, because design cannot proceed without the idea that there are alternatives to the current way of doing things.
    A 6-week MOOC, with two-hour long live or prerecorded sessions from July 18 to Aug 24, exposes and explores alternative designs through
    history (showing that things have by no means always been the way they are now),
    "archeology of the present" (shedding light on what we might have taken for granted or left as someone else's responsibility/specialty),
    comparison (looking at the ways things are arranged in different organizations and cultures), and
    ill-defined problems (in cases of real-world "living complexity" that invite a range of responses).
    Each MOOC session takes up an issue about design, introduced in the live presentation (drawing on videos available online) and followed by a case related to that issue. MOOC participants are encouraged to develop and share design sketches to address any or all of the cases. With each design sketch, participants add to or revise a growing set of principles for critical thinking in design.
    Each participant in the Collaborative Exploration (CE) -- in contrast to in the MOOC -- has a chance to focus on a single sketch for 4 weeks building on the support and interaction of other CE participants focusing on their sketches.

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