Empowering students to critical thinking - Solveig Kavli & Eli Heldaas Seland
Empowering students to
Eli Heldaas Seland and Solveig Kavli
LILAC April 25 2014
“…to equip students of Generation N* with
adequate and relevant tools for academic
writing, and enhance their consciousness
regarding critical reading and evaluation of
*as in Network, used about persons born after 1980 (Feiertag and Berge, 2008, p. 457).
• Presentation of the site Søk & Skriv
• Boosting students’ self-esteem
• Academic skills; reading and critical thinking
• What is new?
• User statistics
• Exploiting Søk & Skriv
• Self-confidence vs self-esteem
• Students as experts of their own research
• Taking charge of one’s own project
• Sense-making is individual
• What do we expect from students?
• Ethical guidelines
Reading and critical thinking
• Do students know how to read?
• Surface vs deep approach to reading
• Objectives for reading
• Reading techniques
• Dialogue between text and reader
“Evaluate the sources for your thesis carefully.
Take a stand on the sources you have chosen
and explain why you rely on these particular
What is new?
• Expanded section on writing
• Open dialogue with users
• Teachers’ guide (Norwegian only)
Summing up the statistics
• Most used: Sources and referencing
• Increased use of Writing
• Least used: Reading and Searching
Exploiting Søk & Skriv
• Embedding the tutorial in teaching
• Teachers’ guide
• Study groups
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