7 ELEMENTS OF RIGOR
Element 18: Helping Students Examine Their Reasoning
LEARNING GOAL TARGET
Helping students examine their reasoning is at the core of instructional changes explicit in the more rigorous standards. Students must continually be provided the opportunity and guidance to examine their own reasoning as well as that of others.
Learning Goal Scale
Connections to Other Elements
Example of a Traditional Classroom Vs. Modifications for More Rigor and Depth
Examining the Principals of Critical Thinking
Desired Effect for Element 18: Helping Students Examine Reasoning
Students can identify and articulate errors in logic or reasoning, or the structure of an argument, and explain new insights resulting from this analysis.
The following strategies have multiple functions, but for our purpose they will not serve as a way to grade the students, rather they would be used to monitor whether or not a desired effect was achieved for a specific element.
*Please note that the example use is not limited to these elements. With all strategies, monitoring strategies need to be carefully selected. You must take into consideration the desired effect and the context of the situation.