Thinking About Thinking


April 17, 2013 by Jackie Hoermann-Elliott

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Screenshot of YouTube video “Thinking About Thinking”

“What happens when one steps back from all these thoughts and analyzes them for what they are?”

Thinking about thinking. It’s fun to say, but what does it mean. Have you heard of metacognition or mindfulness practices? If so, what do you think they are?

Much of our writing on this blogs this semester has required you to turn inward and write about yourself, your thoughts, and your writing. I always told you there was a purpose to all of that, but if you haven’t internalized why yet, hopefully our last unit, the ePortfolio Unit, will make everything click.

For our thought of the day, watch this video sketch on “Thinking about Thinking.”

What do you think? How often do you slow down and just think on what can be quickly overlooked as everyday experiences?

Take a wild guess as to what we’re going to do to end the Mediation Unite and move into ePortfolios? We’re going to think. And it’s going to be about thinking.

I want you to write a blog response answering the following questions:

  • Did you enjoy the mediation unit? If so, why? If not, why do you think you didn’t?
  • Do you think about argumentation differently now? Do you think there’s benefit to seeing both sides?
  • How can you use this in future contexts?

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