Critical Thinking Skills - Teaching students to think critically is espoused as one of  the principle goals of higher education.

The following resources look at the current state of critical thinking skills and provide ways to ensure our students continue to develop these skills in our courses and for their future careers.

Assessing Critical Thinking in Community Colleges

The following by Trudy Bers gives an overview of approaches to assessing critical thinking in community colleges, and examples of several institutionally developed methodologies and good practices.

Critical Thinking Community - Higher Education Instruction

An excellent resource from the Foundation for Critical Thinking on how to design courses and instruction incorporating critical thinking concepts.

"A Lack of Rigor Leaves Students Adrift in College"

A review of the book "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses" by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, 2011.

"Beyond Critical Thinking"

"Beyond Critical Thinking", January 3, 2010 by Michael S. Roth, intellectual historian and president of Wesleyan University, explores the concept that guided by humanities, students will increase their ability to find ways of living that have both practical and sustaining meaning and direction.

"Critical Thinking in the Curriculum"

"Critical Thinking in the Curriculum", July 7, 2011 by Donald Lazere, professor emeritus of English at Californian Polytechnic State University and currently at the University of Tennessee comments on the disciplinary and curricular context within which critical thinking and argumentation should be taught.

Helping Students Think About Thinking

This article written by Casey Wiley (The Higher Ed) discusses how professors should help students understand the need to develop thinking skills.

Critical Thinking: A Necessary Skill in the Age of Spin

Critical Thinking "is a skill most students enjoy learning because they see immediately that it gives them more control". Click to read the article written by G. Randy Kasten (Edutopia).

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

In the article written by Mariko Nobori (Edutopia), you will read about "concrete ways you can begin leveraging your students' critical-thinking skills in the classroom and beyond".

Critical Thinking in the College Classroom

The University of Texas has built a great module on Critical Thinking. Click to see what they have to offer.