Chapter 7. Programmatic Assessment of Critical Thinking

  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. Kevin J. Apple,
  2. Sherry L. Serdikoff,
  3. Monica J. Reis-Bergan and
  4. Kenneth E. Barron

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305173.ch7

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices

How to Cite

Apple, K. J., Serdikoff, S. L., Reis-Bergan, M. J. and Barron, K. E. (2008) Programmatic Assessment of 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.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, USA

  2. 3

    University of West Florida, USA

  3. 4

    Lamar University, USA

Author Information

  1. 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:

  • programmatic assessment of critical thinking;
  • assessment culture;
  • James Madison University (JMU) and unique assessment culture;
  • assessing critical thinking in general education;
  • Comprehensive Test of Critical Thinking (CTCT);
  • assessing critical thinking in psychology major;
  • assessment of critical thinking using behavioral checklists;
  • critical thinking assessment using student reflections

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Assessment Culture at James Madison University

  • Assessing Critical Thinking in General Education

  • Assessing Critical Thinking in the Psychology Major

  • Suggestions For Assessing Critical Thinking

  • Conclusions

  • References

  • Appendix 1: Directions for Self-Reflection Exercise on APA's Learning Goals for the Psychology Major

  • Appendix 2: Example of Goal 3 and Quantitative and Qualitative Questions Assessed