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Game Changer: Christ Centered Critical Thinking Skills

Author(s): Bunnie Loree Claxton, Dawn Cobb-Fossnes

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2022

Pages: 314

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Game Changer: Christ-Centered Critical Thinking Skills is curriculum written to teach students the skills they need to approach their thought processes from a biblical and Christ-centered approach. Students will learn to collect data, analyze data, search for the truth, and think for themselves with the Bible as their guide. Students are bombarded with information, much of which is inaccurate, misleading, and even hurtful. This curriculum is designed to teach students to think critically and make wise decisions based on evidence.

Students will learn through The Five R’s as they:
Receive information,
Research information,
Restructure their thinking based on the new information,
Respond to the information, and
Reflect on the experience.

These five critical steps will help students learn to:

  • think independently
  • consult the Bible for guidance
  • work collaboratively
  • conduct practical research
  • collect data
  • analyze data
  • understand themselves
  • learn problem-solving strategies
  • respond appropriately
  • pray for discernment
  • resolve conflict
  • learn Christ-centered social norms
  • listen to others point of view
  • practice acceptable social media etiquette
  • make wise decisions based on evidence
  • practice reflective thinking


Both the teacher’s edition and the consumable student workbook are presented using a step-by-step approach. Both are printed in full color and are spiral bound for an attractive and functional presentation.

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Chapter 1: Know Yourself
• Lesson 1: Who Am I?
• Lesson 2: Family Dynamics
• Lesson 3: Choose Your Friends
• Lesson 4: Respect
• Lesson 5: Where Are You Going?
 
Chapter 2: Communication
• Lesson 1: Listen Up
• Lesson 2: Active Listener
• Lesson 3: Eye Contact
• Lesson 4: Facial Expressions
• Lesson 5: Body Language
• Lesson 6: Tone of Voice
• Lesson 7: Verbal Communication
• Lesson 8: Public Speaking

Chapter 3: Collaboration
• Lesson 1: Synergy
• Lesson 2: Be a Leader
• Lesson 3: Social Media Analysis
• Lesson 4: Social Media Manners
• Lesson 5: Brainstorming
• Lesson 6: Service Project

Chapter 4: Truth Detector
• Lesson 1: Identifying Fake News
• Lesson 2: Social Media Mayhem
• Lesson 3: Article Analysis
• Lesson 4: Photo Analysis

Chapter 5: Quality Questions
• Lesson 1: Great Questions
• Lesson 2: Disagreement Dialogue
• Lesson 3: Image Investigation
• Lesson 4: Reading Realization

Chapter 6: Decisions, Decisions
• Lesson 1: Making Decisions
• Lesson 2: Teen Brain
• Lesson 3: Influencers
• Lesson 4: Value Verdicts
• Lesson 5: Avoiding Mistakes
• Lesson 6: Mending Mistakes
• Lesson 7: Problem Solving
• Lesson 8: Personal Problems

Chapter 7: Teamwork
• Lesson 1: Take a Stand
• Lesson 2: Team Player
• Lesson 3: Team Building
• Lesson 4: Peer Challenge

Chapter 8: Critical Thinking
• Review and Reinforce
• Know Yourself
• Communication
• Collaboration
• Truth Detector
• Quality Questions
• Decisions, Decisions
• Teamwork

 

Bunnie Loree Claxton

Dr. Bunnie L. Claxton, Ed.D., is the Director of Applied Research at Liberty University. She is an associate professor at Liberty University and Colorado Christian University. She has 25 years of experience in the field of education, including public, private, homeschool, and higher education. She has developed multiple graduate-level courses, chaired dissertations, served as a research methodologist, subject matter expert, and instructional mentor to professors. Her scholarly publications include A Step-by-Step Guide to Applied Research in Education, A Step-by-Step Guide to Qualitative Research in Education, A Step-by-Step Guide to Quantitative Research in Education, A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Literature Review in Doctoral Research, and Planning, Writing, and Implementing IEPs: A Christian Approach; she has also served as a contributing author for two additional books. Dr. Claxton served as the Superintendent for Liberty University Online Academy, an online K-12 school with over 6,000 students.

Dawn Cobb-Fossnes

Dr. Dawn M. Cobb-Fossnes, Ed.D., has been in the field of education since 1980 as a high-school math teacher, guidance counselor, and principal. She currently is an adjunct professor at Liberty University and a middle-school principal at a charter school. Having worked both in private and public schools, she has also been a workshop speaker at several teacher conferences and the co-founder of a private school that included international students. In addition, she is the founder of Melody Ministries, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides a free week of camp for underprivileged boys and girls.

Dawn’s vision and mission has been to help young people become the best they can be, so she recognizes the importance of teaching them to become critical thinkers.

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