ERIC Number: ED558961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Foundations for Critical Thinking
Bers, Trudy; Chun, Marc; Daly, William T.; Harrington, Christine; Tobolowsky, Barbara F.
National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
"Foundations for Critical Thinking" explores the landscape of critical-thinking skill development and pedagogy through foundational chapters and institutional case studies involving a range of students in diverse settings. By establishing a link between active learning and improved critical thinking, this resource encourages all higher education professionals, in whatever context, to join the ongoing conversation regarding the state of today's college students' critical-thinking ability. Faculty will find strategies for developing successful teaching techniques to prepare students to face the challenges of a global economy and lead creative, productive, and fulfilling lives. Staff and administrators working with students in a variety of capacities will find insights for moving critical thinking development beyond the classroom. An index is included.
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Active Learning, Higher Education, College Students, Global Approach, Academic Achievement, Success, Professional Development, Student Evaluation, Models, Student Research, Internship Programs, Inquiry, Scholarship, At Risk Students, Learner Engagement
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
Identifiers - Location: California; Indiana; Maryland; New Jersey; South Carolina; Virginia; Washington