Chapter 5. Simple Strategies for Teaching Your Students to Think Critically

  1. Dana S. Dunn PhD, BA social psychologist professor director Fellow Chair3,
  2. Jane S. Halonen clinical psychologist Dean leader Director Fellow president academic consultant department reviewer Chief Reader4 and
  3. Randolph A. Smith doctorate Professor Chair Fellow member President5
  1. William Buskist1 and
  2. Jessica G. Irons2

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305173.ch5

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

How to Cite

Buskist, W. and Irons, J. G. (2008) Simple Strategies for Teaching Your Students to Think Critically, 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.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, USA

  2. 4

    University of West Florida, USA

  3. 5

    Lamar University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Auburn University, USA

  2. 2

    James Madison 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:

  • simple strategies for teaching students to think critically;
  • critical thinking and key elements involved in effective teaching of CT;
  • critical thinking as “the use of cognitive skills or strategies and probability of a desirable outcome”;
  • qualities of critical thinkers;
  • student resistance to learning and how to think critically;
  • teacher resistance to teaching students to think critically;
  • effectively teaching critical thinking;
  • simple strategies for teaching

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is Critical Thinking?

  • Effectively Teaching Critical Thinking

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • References