To think or not to think: that is the question. 
JUST THINK.

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How to Improve Critical Thinking  An introductory discussion on improving students' critical thinking abilities.
Delphi Report - Executive Summary
The American Philosophical Association expert consensus statement defining critical Thinking
The Foundation for Critical Thinking Foundation works to integrate research and theoretical developments, and to create events and resources designed to help educators improve their instruction.
The Critical Thinking Consortium An internationally renowned, non-profit association of education professionals who are committed to promoting critical thinking from primary to post-secondary education through professional development, publications and research.
Streamlined Critical Thinking "Critical thinking, as the term is generally used these days, roughly means reasonable and reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do. In doing such thinking, one is helped by the employment of a set of critical thinking dispositions and abilities that I shall outline, and that can serve as a set of comprehensive goals for a critical thinking curriculum and its assessment.  Pedagogical usefulness, not elegance or mutual exclusiveness, is the purpose of this outline." Robert H. Ennis.
Baloney A Skeptic's Dictionary that features definitions, arguments, and essays on topics ranging from acupuncture to zombies, and provides detailed information on things supernatural, paranormal, and pseudoscientific.
Chance A site to help students think critically about probability and statistics.
Training for Full Implementation This PowerPoint presentation is used for training of faculty and staff in the step-by-step development of a rubric for critical thinking assessment.
Critical Thinking Outcomes This document leads individuals through a series of steps to create measurable critical thinking outcomes.
Myths Common myths about assessment.
Great Critical Thinkers A list of links to some great critical thinkers.

For information about the QEP,
contact a QEP Team Representative:

BCAS - Martin Grant
HHS - Michele Wells
IET  - Ed Moore
Student Services - Chris Cimino
Administrative Support - Shelly Myers
Team Leader - Taunya Paul

For help creating a critical thinking rubric, contact a
  Rubric Training Team Representative:
 

BCAS - Karen HedgepethTerry Spisak
HHS - Lynn Fantry
IET - Ed Moore
Student Services - Sally Herlong
Learning Resources - Lori Ochsner
Team Leader - Michele Wells

 

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