Chapter 12. Critical Thinking in Critical Courses: Principles and Applications

  1. Dana S. Dunn PhD, BA social psychologist professor director Fellow Chair2,
  2. Jane S. Halonen clinical psychologist Dean leader Director Fellow president academic consultant department reviewer Chief Reader3 and
  3. Randolph A. Smith doctorate Professor Chair Fellow member President4
  1. Janet E. Kuebli,
  2. Richard D. Harvey and
  3. James H. Korn

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305173.ch12

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

How to Cite

Kuebli, J. E., Harvey, R. D. and Korn, J. H. (2008) Critical Thinking in Critical Courses: Principles and Applications, in Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices (eds D. S. Dunn, J. S. Halonen and R. A. Smith), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305173.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, USA

  2. 3

    University of West Florida, USA

  3. 4

    Lamar University, USA

Author Information

  1. Saint Louis University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174022

Online ISBN: 9781444305173

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Keywords:

  • Critical Thinking (CT) in critical courses - principles and applications;
  • learning to teach CT - very challenging;
  • Forsyth's The Professor's Guide to Teaching (2003);
  • learning and motivation in post-secondary classroom;
  • barriers to overcome if one is teaching CT - lecture habit, cognitive laziness, and curse of covering;
  • critical thinking pedagogical framework;
  • definitions of critical thinking (CT);
  • teaching CT in social psychology;
  • teaching CT in a Capstone course

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Learning to Teach Critical Thinking

  • The Critical Thinking Pedagogical Framework

  • Ideas for CT Teaching in Two Different Kinds of Courses

  • Conclusions

  • References