Chapter 6. Measure for Measure: The Challenge of Assessing Critical Thinking

  1. Dana S. Dunn PhD, BA social psychologist professor director Fellow Chair1,
  2. Jane S. Halonen clinical psychologist Dean leader Director Fellow president academic consultant department reviewer Chief Reader2 and
  3. Randolph A. Smith doctorate Professor Chair Fellow member President3
  1. Jane S. Halonen clinical psychologist Dean leader Director Fellow president academic consultant department reviewer Chief Reader

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305173.ch6

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

How to Cite

Halonen, J. S. (2009) Measure for Measure: The Challenge of Assessing Critical Thinking, 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.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, USA

  2. 2

    University of West Florida, USA

  3. 3

    Lamar University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of West Florida, 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:

  • assessing critical thinking;
  • measure for measure - challenge of assessing critical thinking;
  • Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE);
  • überoutcome of psychology;
  • critical thinking contextual - the discipline and developmental level contribution;
  • clarify performance expectations;
  • student self-assessment requirement;
  • National Standards for Introductory Psychology (American Psychological Association, 2000);
  • student's view of risks involved in critical thinking

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References

  • Appendix 1: Generic Rubrics for Possible Critical Thinking Outcomes (University of West Florida Academic Foundations, 2005)

  • Appendix 2

  • Appendix 3

  • Appendix 4: Objective Measures of Critical Thinking