A Resource for Faculty
Many teachers use reading and writing, listening and speaking assignments to help students learn critical thinking skills. But there are important differences between assignments . . .
that request or require critical thinking and those that teach it.
When assignments only request critical thinking, some students will try to meet the request, others won’t. When assignments ask for critical thinking but don’t teach it, students who already have these skills can succeed, others can’t. This web site shows you how to design activities and assignments that require AND teach critical thinking.
Using these Resources
Many of the activities and assignments on this web site . . .
About this Web Site
This web site was created by Dr. William Kirkwood, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at East Tennessee State University. © 2003, East Tennessee State University. Permission is granted to make copies of this material for non-commercial use by educators, provided that notice is included of its authorship and copyrighted status.