Promoting Critical Thinking in the Disciplines: From Theory to Practical Strategy
Thursday, February 28, 2008
12:20 PM - 1:50 AM
We will describe a few key models of critical thinking, such as those of Bloom, Baxter Magolda and Brookfield. Then, with help from Aaron Perkus (English and University College) and Roben Torosyan, we will walk through practical strategies, assignments and evaluation criteria that move students to question assumptions, test understanding, and take action based upon informed reflection.
Related Workshop Information
- Six skills of critical thinking such as inference and self-regulation, and seven attitudes such as being inquisitive, open-minded and confident in reasoning (an international consensus).
- Levels of critical thinking, from factual recall to analysis and application to evaluation and creation (from Bloom and others). Helpful handouts clarify criteria for students about what counts as thinking critically, throughout all of life.