Critical Thinking

Recently at the AMCOA (Advancing a Massachusetts Culture of Assessment) Annual Conference, Peggy Maki discussed the need for more effective direct instruction and assessment of critical thinking. Her keynote presentation, “Critical Thinking: More Than a Course,” focused on ways to integrate critical thinking across the curriculum and co-curriculum.

Maki contends that the capacity for critical thinking can be advanced anytime and anywhere along students’ educational journey, and she shared strategies for both integrating critical thinking instruction and for assessing student learning.

The presentation from Peggy Maki’s keynote may be downloaded here.
Maki’s “Ways to Integrate Critical Thinking into Your Courses” may be downloaded here.
LEAP Critical Thinking Rubric may be downloaded here.

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