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ERIC Number: EJ1127613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2159-0281
Establishing an Atmosphere for Critical Thinking in the Online Classroom
Steadman, Ronald G.
Journal of Instructional Research, v4 p3-11 2015
Metacognition and critical thinking are crucial elements in the educational process. The following article examines the use of a quiz/poll classroom assessment technique (CAT) in a 100-level Christian worldview classroom (CWV-101) designed to stimulate student engagement with the course principles in a self-reflective and non-threating environment, thus establishing an atmosphere for critical thinking. The quiz/poll CAT is explained and its underlying inspiration explored to provide insight on the effectiveness of classroom assessment techniques in the online environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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