Attitudes, Values, Disposition for Habits of Mind
Suggestions, Ideas, and Examples
Some of the words alone are not attitudes. While they could be defined as an attitude, it is usually better to add a value word. For example - Communication - values communication, desires to communicate, feels communication is important and useful.
Categorization or organization of attitudes is helpful. However, if your list goes beyond six or seven they become harder to remember and grouping them into categories can be helpful. Possible categories - Personal related, Group related, Professional, Subject, Communication, and Creating ideas.
- Acceptant of failure - Considers failure as an occasional part learning.
- Caring, Conscientiousness - Care for others, the natural world, and human-made objects caring includes the ways that people individually and collectively participate for the well being of all things for the present and future.
- Cooperative - Works with others for common goals and shares ideas.
- Curious - Asks and answers questions to understand at deeper levels.
- Creative - Imagines ideas that are original or not ordinarily thought
- Disposed to apply knowledge - Ready to think and apply what they know to current related experiences; all ideas from all dimensions (knowledge, processes, attitudes, and perspectives of science).
- Enjoyment - Expresses pleasure in understanding and pursuing understanding.
- Flexibility - Willing to change with new evidence and/ or explanation.
- Grateful - Thankful and appreciative for others contributions.
- Knowledgeable - Knows many generalizations, concepts, and facts; understands inquiry practices; and understands the history, nature, social, personal, and technological perspectives of different subjects.
- Objective - Makes decisions based on facts.
- Open-minded - Tolerates ideas and opinions of others and the importance of carefully considering ideas that may seem disquieting or at odds with what is generally believed and willing to change ideas in light of new evidence.
- Optimistic - Positive, believe people are caring, helpful, and willing to cooperate. Believe solutions are attainable and learning is never complete.
- Passion, zest - Desire to learn, be involved, take action, and believe learning is infinite.
- Persistent, grit - Continues despite obstacles, warnings or setbacks.
- Sensitive - Considers all actions and inactions results on all living and nonliving things.
- Skeptical - Doubts, questions, and reconsiders conclusions based on evidence and reasoning.
- Tentative - Hesitant to draw conclusions.
- Reflective - Curious and willingly open-minded to consider new ideas based on evidence and reasoning against previous ideas based on evidence reasoning.
- Responsible - take actions for personal understanding and learning.
- Respect for evidence - Insistent on evidence. Requires evidence to formulate explanations and make decisions and will seek additional evidence and reasons to verify ideas and make decisions.
- Self-efficacy - Believe in their abilities and skills in using different subject practices, processes and knowledge in a useful effective manner to learn and solve problems.
- Self-control - Choose mastery-oriented behaviors that achieve predictable and reliable outcomes.
- Sociable, - Values other people and desires to be involved with others to benefit by helping, caring, contributing
- Values communication - Seeks ways to communicate that effectively enable others to accurately conceptualize the ideas wanting to be communicated.