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Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

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This course prepares participants to incorporate critical thinking strategies in the classroom. Opportunities are provided to implement critical thinking skills into the curriculum and learning environment. Participants determine instructional and assessment strategies for thinking critically across disciplines.

This graduate-level course is 4 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 4 weeks

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    Foundations and Development of Critical Thinking and Understanding

    • Apply the principles of teaching for understanding.
    • Identify ways that critical thinking skills can be used to engage and motivate students in a culturally responsive environment.
    • Identify critical thinking strategies for diverse learners.
    • Define critical thinking.
    • Identify components of the critical thinking process.
    • Analyze the value of critical thinking in the classroom.
    • Examine the principles of teaching for understanding as related to critical thinking.

    Strategies for Teaching Critical Thinking

    • Determine the need for inquiry-based learning.
    • Identify ways to include inquiry-based learning in the classroom.
    • Identify critical thinking strategies that can be used in the classroom.
    • Evaluate collaborative strategies that support critical thinking.
    • Develop lessons that incorporate inquiry and critical thinking skills.

    Critical Thinking in the Content Areas

    • Incorporate critical thinking strategies in the content areas.
    • Justify the use of critical thinking in the content areas.
    • Explain how critical readers interact with text.
    • Analyze how integrated instruction develops critical thinking skills.
    • Integrate critical thinking skills into the curriculum and learning environment.

    Critical Thinking and Assessment

    • Identify tools for assessing critical thinking.
    • Evaluate strategies for assessing critical thinking.
    • Develop an assessment tool for assessing critical thinking skills.
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