Workshop on Assessment and Student Learning
Critical Thinking Domain
October 29, 2010
Dr. Kristina Behan (Clinical Laboratory Sciences), Dr. Martin Hornyak (Management and MIS), and Dr. Kuiyuan Li (Mathematics & Statistics) discussed assessment and instructional strategies to improve critical thinking skills and Britt McGowan (Pace Library) discussed instructional strategies and assignments that will develop student skills in information literacy components that promote critical thinking skills.
Presentation Power Points
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Critical Thinking – Assessment on Gatekeeper Math Courses (PDF Power Point Presentation)
Dr. Kuiyuan Li
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Embedding and Assessing Critical Thinking Skills (PDF Power Point Presentation)
Dr. Kristina Behan
Information Literacy Standard #3 is one that particularly promotes critical thinking.
Performance Indicators for this standard state that the information literate student should be able to:
Information literacy assignments that promote critical thinking:
Journal Summary Assignment: Memory & Cognition (PDF)- created by Claudia Stanny
Web Evaluation Assignment - from UWF’s History Methods (HIS3002) course, created by Melissa Gonzalez, History Librarian
These tutorials that promote critical thinking in terms of information literacy may be assigned to students. Each comes with a quiz, and the students may forward their results to their instructors.
Critical Thinking/Evaluating Sources
Sample Rubric for Evaluating Information and Its Sources Critically from RAILS (Rubric Assessment of Information Literacy)
AAC&U VALUE Rubrics
AAC&U has developed rubrics for critical thinking and information literacy. These learning outcomes are frequently included as program learning outcomes for General Education and undergraduate programs.
You may download a copy of these rubrics from the AAC&U website.
AAC&U will ask you to enter an email address and complete a brief questionnaire before accessing the rubrics site.
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