Critical Thinking through Problem-based Learning in an Applied Ethics Module

Duckworth, Craig (2007) Critical Thinking through Problem-based Learning in an Applied Ethics Module. Investigations in university teaching and learning, 4 (2). pp. 82-88. ISSN 1740-5106

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Abstract

In this paper I discuss efforts I am making to engender critical thinking in an applied ethics module. Employers and governments have long called for graduates with generic, interpersonal, communication, and critical thinking skills [1]. Alongside this, critical thinking has long been associated with more traditional academic goals, and the preparation of the individual for democratic citizenship [2]. The design of the module has been informed by these considerations and the common belief that a problem-based learning approach to teaching and learning is a good way to promote critical thinking. I describe the module and its rationale, and consider some practical issues that will inform the next stage in the module’s development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigations in university teaching and learning, critical thinking, problem-based learning, applied ethics
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 170 Ethics
300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Department: School of Social Sciences
Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
Depositing User: David Pester
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2015 13:46
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2016 10:15
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/264

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