Teaching Critical Thinking through Active Learning Strategies
This is a faculty development workshop with an overview on how to teach critical thinking in the classroom (regardless of the discipline) using active learning strategies. It includes general definitions of critical thinking, some sample techniques for teaching an explicit skill or a broader CT strategy. The question of assessment is also addressed as we often try to promote CT in the classroom, but then evaluate our students with traditional tests that do not address the CT skills that we try... More
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: PowerPoint
Date Added to MERLOT: July 30, 2008
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 07, 2012
Submitter: Maha Bali
Keywords: Teaching Strategies, Critical Thinking, Active Learning, Workshop
Reviewed by members of Editorial board for inclusion in MERLOT.Editor ReviewVery good quality; in queue to be peer reviewedavg:
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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
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Discussion for Teaching Critical Thinking through Active Learning Strategies
5 years ago
Lynn Aaron (Faculty)
The approach is valuable. Handouts are frequently mentioned to provide an activity that engages the student. Unfortunately, no handouts are provided. They would make it far more practical to use this resource.
This PowerPoint works well.
Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes.
6 years ago
Laura Franklin (Faculty)
This is a good model for an interactive workshop on C.T. It would be good to somehow include the handout or make it available, since it is referred to on several slides.