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Summer 2012: Developing and Assessing Critical Thinking

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Developing and Assessing Critical Thinking: Dr. Eugene L. Anderson, Chief Policy Officer and Managing Vice President, ADEA Policy Center
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Creating a Culture of Inquiry to Promote Critical Thinking

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By Dr. David C. Johnsen, Dean, University of Iowa College of Dentistry

Critical thinking is considered by many to be the vortex of learning in higher education. This exhilarating activity can serve as the hub for just about everything we do in dentistry. Whether it is the way we take in and organize our knowledge, the way... Click Here To Read More

Campus Spotlight: The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston

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By Nicole Fauteux

If teaching students to think critically is challenging, assessing the development of this skill over time can be downright elusive. Nevertheless, one dental hygiene program has implemented an approach that is winning converts on the same campus.

For many years now, educators at the University of Texas... Click Here To Read More

A Conversation with Dr. Patricia E. Benner, Lead Author of Educating Nurses:A Call for Radical Transformation

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By Nicole Fauteux

"Most people use critical thinking to mean our best thinking," says Dr. Patricia E. Benner, Professor Emerita, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. "That's not a bad thing," she adds. "They usually mean being sharp and not just making snap judgments or acting... Click Here To Read More