Developing critical thinking skills in distance education
THINKING SKILLS IN
Higher order skill
Teach how to think instead of
what to think!!!
WHAT IS CRITICAL THINKING?
How do I teach
how to think?
“Learning usually takes place when interaction is
fostered among learners and between learners
and instructor” (Dawson, 2008).
2. Learning of
Logical inference processes
Examine before drawing conclusions
CHARACTERISTICS OF CRITICAL
I bet I
Listen to each other
Help each other learn
Respect other’s ideas
Build on other’s ideas
Think in new ways
Maintain a focus
Ask probing questions
needs to be done
Encourage to build
categories of thinking
IDEAS AND SUPPORT
Does a cat meow?
What inferences have you
made throughout this
presentation and are they legitimate?
Find out now as you listen to Dr. Sam
Brown from the Critical Thinking
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