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ERIC Number: EJ837517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1939-5256
Facilitating Critical Thinking through Online Courses
Lunney, Margaret; Frederickson, Keville; Spark, Arlene; McDuffie, Georgia
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, v12 n3-4 p85-97 Dec 2008
Development of critical thinking abilities is essential for students in clinical disciplines of the health sciences. Past research has shown that critical thinking is a learned skill that can be fostered through teaching strategies. Ten educational strategies that were developed and tested by the authors in online courses are presented to assist instructors to encourage students in the health sciences to improve critical thinking processes. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A