TCTI Student & Faculty Handbooks Set (2), 3rd Ed.
"All teachers are interested in improving their students' ability to think critically, yet while most textbooks discuss the topic, few offer real direction on how to accomplish this primary pedagogical goal. The Critical Thinking Initiative is far more successful in two regards: First, it grounds itself (for faculty) in contemporary research on critical thinking from fields such as composition, neuroscience, psychology, education, and others. Second, it translates that research into a pragmatic system that students and faculty in any field can put to immediate use for improving critical thinking skills." -- Gian Pagnucci, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
These essential guides offer faculty interdisciplinary pedagogies for improving and measuring critical thinking outcomes.
- How to define critical thinking and a process for doing it in writing, reading, and across academics
- Why it is better to be smart than right
- The different between facts, opinions, thoughts, and claims
- How writing can will be assessed based on critical thinking
- Tools for employing thinking moves in writing
- How to minimize biases, avoid logical fallacies, and strengthen conclusions
- Peer-reviewed research on this approach to critical thinking
- The six fractures in critical thinking instruction
- How to build a critical thinking ecosystem in your classroom, department, or institution
- How to assess critical thinking using this system
- Turnkey assignments and exercises to bring critical thinking into your class