Applying Critical Thinking in the Classroom: The Importance of Instructor Preparation
Recorded: Thursday, April 18th, 2013 @ 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm HST
Duration: 20 mins
Research indicates that academics and students have differing perceptions of what happens in university classrooms, particularly in regard to higher order thinking, in particular, critical thinking. Higher education is challenged with encouraging students to pursue higher-order thinking and often fall short according to industry standards. The current research was directed at responses from full-time and adjunct faculty teaching either face-to-face or online mainly in the disciplines of criminal justice and political science to assess their views and application of teaching critical skills. The findings are applicable to all disciplines and emphasize the importance of specific instructor training to apply to the classroom in this area.
Mike is the program coordinator of the criminal justice program and is on half-time release as an online instructor evaluator for Park Distance Learning. He coordinates and evaluates from St Simons Island, GA