Can students be taught to think critically?

Ancill, Karen (2014) Can students be taught to think critically? Investigations in university teaching and learning, 9. pp. 22-25. ISSN 1740-5106

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The literature on critical thinking has its roots in different disciplines – philosophy, psychology and education. These separate academic strands have led to the development of different definitions and therefore there has been little consensus on the definition of critical thinking. How to teach and foster critical thinking in students is still an ongoing debate. This has led to confusion among students who in turn do not know what is expected of them. Learners need some definition of critical thinking and even if there is no one definition, we can agree on some of the elements of the critical thinking process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigations in university teaching and learning, critical thinking, learning and teaching
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Department: Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
Depositing User: David Pester
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2015 08:18
Last Modified: 20 May 2016 11:06


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