INSIGHT Educator Skills and Mindset

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INSIGHT Educator Skills and Mindset

Overview

INSIGHT Educator Professional is calibrated to measure the reasoning skills and professional mindset needed to effectively train critical thinking. This assessment tool is designed to help educators and trainers assess the current strength of their critical thinking skills and mindset in order to continue their personal growth. It is also frequently used by program directors and managers to identify the professors, teachers, mentors, coaches and trainers who can demonstrate core reasoning skills and the desire to apply those skills.

Effective educators must have strong critical thinking skill in order to be able to teach those skills. They also need positive critical thinking habits of mind if they are to model and nurture positive attributes in their students/trainees. Insight Educator is a comprehensive two-part assessment that provides validated, research-based measurements of both components of strong thinking.

Mindset Attributes Assessed

Part One of INSIGHT Educator assesses nine attributes that are regarded as essential for leadership, and essential for the exercise and expression of reasoned judgment in decision making contexts.

  • Intellectual Integrity
  • Foresightful
  • Resourceful
  • Team-Oriented
  • Unbiased
  • Focused
  • Adaptable
  • Communicative Confidence
  • Professional Confidence

Reasoning Skills Assessed

Part Two of INSIGHT Educator is an objective measure of the core reasoning skills essential for leaders who mentor, teach, coach or train other to think critically.

  • OVERALL score for Critical Thinking
  • Problem Analysis
  • Precise Contexts
  • Evaluating Alternatives
  • Ambiguous Contexts
  • Quantitative Contexts

Data Reported

INSIGHT Educator Professional individual assessment reports document the personal and professional relevance and value of strong reasoning skills and a professional mindset.

Printable personal reports provide realistic analysis of strengths and weaknesses in 15 core components of excellence in thinking and reasoning.  Specific strengths and areas for growth are identified.

Comprehensive group data and reports display aggregated statistics and bar-charts for each INSIGHT metric.

Insight Educator Professional is frequently integrated into initiatives to strengthen critical thinking in educational settings. Objective data about the relative strengths of various employee groups or to assess the readiness of the group to undergo more advanced training is valuable for staff development programs

Validity and Reliability

Our assessments are built on the growing science of the measurement of human decision-making.  Each instrument has been psychometrically evaluated in collaboration with researchers, educators, trainers and working professionals, to assure cultural and language competence in the intended test taker group.

Test Administration

Secure, encrypted online testing is available 24x7x365 with our multilingual delivery options.   Our online system provides the option of taking our assessments on virtually any device.

Insight Assessment manages logins/passwords, assignments; all you need to do is tell us when and how many individuals you will be testing or training. Tech support is available 24/7.

The online test-taker interface is easy to use, data encrypted and flexible. Tests can be assigned to be taken within any window of time which meets the client’s needs. Each test is scored as soon as the test taker submits responses to the items on the test.

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The best teachers are engaged in a life-long effort to improve their own thinking skills and mindset attributes, constantly attentive to how well they are recognizing and analyzing problems, how well they have resolved them, and where they may be unknowingly and habitually committing common reasoning errors.

Contact us today to discuss how INSIGHT Educator will help you strengthen the training and development of critical thinking in your organization.

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