How Can I Help Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills?
Developing critical thinking skills is the real business of higher education – teaching students to analyze and dissect every idea, ruminate about it, and arrive at thoughtful, informed opinions. This fast, focused program will show you how to incorporate active learning components into every aspect of your courses, from lectures to labs, from writing assignments to tests.
Help for teaching students to develop critical thinking skills
A meaningful education is measured not by the facts a student accumulates, but by what he or she is able to do with those facts.
Developing critical thinking skills is the real business of higher education – teaching students to:
- Analyze and dissect every idea
- Ruminate about it
- Arrive at thoughtful, informed opinions.
We present a wealth of tools and strategies to help you promote critical thinking in this Magna 20-Minute Mentor presented by Rob Jenkins, M.A., professor of English and “Two-Year Track” columnist for The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Debi Moon, J.D., recipient of a National Teaching Excellence Award and administration and faculty member at Georgia Perimeter College.
This fast, focused program will show you how to incorporate active learning components into every aspect of your courses, from lectures to labs, from writing assignments to tests.
During this program you’ll discover
- Which activities promote active learning … and which don’t.
- How to create assignments and exams that reinforce critical thinking.
- How rubrics can help you make learning visible.
- How to incorporate case studies, role play, brainstorming, journals, interviews and other activities into class time.
- How to help students identify and consider the influence of context and writer bias.
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Best known for his popular “Two-Year Track” columns in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Rob Jenkins, M.A., has earned a national reputation as an advocate for community colleges and as an authority on two-year college issues.
During his 26-year career at two-year schools he has served as a part-time faculty member, a full-time faculty member, a department chair, an academic dean, and a program director.
A frequent speaker at colleges and universities across the country, he currently serves as Associate Professor of English at Georgia Perimeter College, a large, multi-campus, urban/suburban community college in Atlanta.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee and UT Law School, Debi Moon, J.D., has served as the Assistant Vice President of Educational Affairs at Georgia Perimeter College, the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Director of the Center for Distance-Learning and as a Associate Professor of Business.
She is the recipient of the National Teaching Excellence Award and was a Governor’s Teaching Fellow in the State of Georgia.
Her centers have won the Best Practices Award for Academic Affairs from the University System of Georgia, placed in the top 10 finalists nationally for the Community Colleges Futures Assembly Bellwether Award, and she was awarded the national Wagner Award for Innovation for her work in faculty development in distance learning.
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