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Presenting competing points of view Weighing modalities in light of the presenting case and then agreeing upon the treatment plan31 To ensure that students are developing appropriate skills, the instructor and students can use a Likert scale to rate each other on the following criteria: Accuracy and relevancy of supporting evidence Credibility of authoritative knowledge Depth and breadth of thought Clarity and soundness of responses Hendricson et al.
Strategies to Enhance Critical Thinking Skills Use questions that require students to analyze problem etiology, compare alternative treatment modalities, provide rationales for plans of action, and predict outcomes.
Critique cases and review decisions to identify excellent practices and to identify errors. Write assignments that require students to analyze problem etiology, compare alternative treatment modalities, provide rationales for plans of action, and predict outcomes.
Analyze work products and compare how outcomes compare to Critical thinking association practices and compare student reasoning about problems to those of an expert panel32 Van Gelder concurs with Hendricson et al.
As a type of thinking that eschews the uncritical acceptance of information, critical thinking should be a deliberate part of the curriculum. Moreover, exposing students to good examples is insufficient to developing critical thinking skills.
Students must demonstrate the ability to transfer critical thinking skills from one situation to another. Even though students are heavily immersed in learning a tremendous amount of information, they should still be presented with critical thinking learning experiences that embed concepts in actual practice-based scenarios.
He asserts that when arguments are presented in diagrammatic form, students are more capable of following critical thinking procedures.
Because argument maps are visual and more transparent, they make the core operations of critical thinking more straightforward. Van Gelder cautions, however, that belief preservation is a human tendency. He states that individuals tend to make evidence secondary to beliefs.
Thus, critical thinking runs counter to human tendencies. Humans tend to seek evidence that supports beliefs and ignore evidence that goes against beliefs. Ideally, critical thinkers will recognize this, put extra effort into searching for evidence that contradicts their own beliefs and cultivate a willingness to change when evidence to the contrary begins to mount.
Case 1-Differing Views on Patient Treatment A year-old woman has internal resorption of the left maxillary lateral incisor. Radiographic exams reveal that saving the tooth is questionable.
The student dentist recommends to Professor Marlin that the patient receive a fixed partial denture FPD. The students are instructed to use argument mapping to explain the phenomenon.
Next, students are asked to write about the contradictions that differentiate viewpoints about FPD and RPD and to write about the counterarguments. Finally, students are to identify their treatment decisions and provide evidence that supports or justifies their assertions. Think-aloud seminar Lee and Ryan-Wenger recommend the use of the "think-aloud seminar" as a teaching tool.
Students are presented with a case and asked relevant questions regarding symptoms and presenting signs. Using this approach, students can exclude underlying pathologies based upon the presentation.Care-planning tool that assists in critical thinking and forming associations between a patient's nursing diagnoses and interventions.
critical thinking Active, purposeful, organized, cognitive process used to carefully examine one's thinking and the thinking of other individuals. The authors use multiple measures of critical thinking to find out whether critical thinking ability varies by grad/undergrad, gender, discipline, and "academic ability." Results: graduate students scored higher than undergrads, some differences that could be accounted for by academic ability and discipline.
examined critical thinking as central to the teaching/learning process. Critical thinking is a complex term which is not associated with an'y singlepattern ofteaching and testing. Association for Informal Logic & Critical Thinking ABOUT Founded in , the Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking (AILACT) is a non-profit scholarly association which aims to promote research into, teaching of, and testing of informal logic and critical thinking.
Nov 14, · Critical thinking helps you step back, examine your thought processes and make them more effective. You'll ask the right questions, challenge . Association for Informal Logic & Critical Thinking ABOUT Founded in , the Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking (AILACT) is a non-profit scholarly association which aims to promote research into, teaching of, and testing of informal logic and critical thinking.