Teaching and Assessing Critical Thinking: Helping College Students Become Better Thinkers [Event Flyer]
The data are clear: we can teach critical thinking skills so they generalize across domains and last long into the future. In this presentation, we will discuss ways to enhance and assess critical thinking for college students.
As instructors, we all aim to help students transfer learning from our lessons and coursework to something else: course papers, projects, and ultimately (we hope!) outside of our classrooms. Yet, as many of us have experienced firsthand, helping students learn in ways that allows them to transfer effectively is challenging! Critical thinking—important in its own right—is a skill that can help students transfer. In this talk, Prof. Diane Halpern (Claremont McKenna College, Department of Psychology) will describe what research tells us are effective ways to promote critical thinking and transfer.
Dr. Halpern was formerly president of the American Psychological Association. She has won numerous awards for her teaching and research (to name a few: the Outstanding Professor Award from the Western Psychological Association, the American Psychological Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Career Award for Contributions to Education, and most recently, the Association for Psychological Science’ James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied psychological research). She is a leading expert on the topic of critical thinking.
This presentation is part of Vandana Thadani's CTE Faculty Associate Project on Learning and Teaching Environments that Foster Transfer.
Critical Thinking Skills List
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