Topic: Developing and Assessing Critical Thinking
Critical thinking is a foundational skill of effective citizenship in a rapidly changing global society. The assumption that critical thinking can be effectively taught in one singular course is erroneous. This presentation discusses best practices in teaching and assessment that enhances critical thinking across all facets of the curriculum.
History is typically assessed by testing students’ recognition and recall of content. This presentation shares an innovative approach of creating meaningful independent World War II historical research projects to connect history in a real and personal way to students’ life experiences. This develops critical thinking skills through applied learning.