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Teaching Critical Thinking through Active Learning Strategies

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 to emphasize.


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Lynn Aaron
Lynn Aaron (Faculty)
13 years ago
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.

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This PowerPoint works well.
Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes.
Laura Franklin
Laura Franklin (Faculty)
14 years ago
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.