Thinking Skills in the Library
Approaches to Learning in the PYP and MYP
In the Library, we...
- gain information, facts, ideas, vocabulary through reading, listening or viewing.
- seek additional information for depth.
- seek answers to our questions.
Apply our learning
- make use of reading and reading skills in practical or new ways.
- use what we learn in a modified form or transdisciplinary way.
- use our information to answer questions.
Analyze and Synthesize what we read
- take knowledge or ideas apart from our reading.
- separate what we read into parts, see relationships, patterns, connections.
- decide what is fact or opinion.
- find unique characteristics in our reading.
- combining parts to create a new whole, using what we read to design, develop and innovate.
- evaluate what we read.
- make judgments or decisions on what we read.
- make judgments or decisions based on chosen criteria.
- think and try to understand two or more different points of view at the same time within our reading.
- realize that others may have one's own point of view.
- analyze one's own and other's thought processes related to reading.
- think about thinking about how one thinks and how one learns.