Making Critical Thinking Part of the Curriculum

Merlin MCC | Making Critical Thinking Part of the Broader Curriculum

Critical thinking is an important skill to cultivate and not just for those in the sciences.  According to psychologist Rachel Grieve, it should be part of the broader curriculum.  Why?  “Being able to actively consider and evaluate information, identify biases, examine the logic of arguments, and tolerate ambiguity until the…

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Cognitive Science & Teaching Critical Thinking

Merlin MCC | Critical Thinking Image | Scholarly Articles

Teaching Critical Thinking: Some Lessons from Cognitive Science Tim van Gelder, College Teaching 53:1 (2005): 41-46. ABSTRACT:  This article draws six key lessons from cognitive science for teachers of critical thinking.  The lessons are: acquiring expertise in critical thinking is hard; practice in critical thinking skills themselves enhances skills; the…

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