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Using writing as tool to promote critical thinking skills

Professor Haddad teaches writing in a small workshop setting in the School of Journalism.  He uses the Socratic Method to teach critical thinking and pushes as much of the work toward the students as possible.  Writing provides him with a mechanism for insight into the thinking process of his students.  In essence, his aim is to teach the students how to use the craft of questioning by using a series of guiding questions to lead them through the critical analysis process.  Dr. Haddad strongly believes that the writing process can be used to teach critical thinking in many other disciplines.   He uses peer review and public analysis of students writing to illustrate good and bad work and to teach students to be critical of their own work.  Another mechanism he uses is to have the students... Show More
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