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We all endorse it and we all want our students to do it. “It” is critical thinking, and very few of us actually teach it or even understand what it is (Paul & Elder, 2013).
Research tells us that our students learn critical thinking only after we receive training in how to teach it and design our courses explicitly and intentionally to foster critical thinking skills (Abrami, Bernard, Borokhovski, Wade, Surkes, Tamim, & Zhang, 2008).
Ask open-ended questions instead of “yes” or “no” questions.
For example, instead of asking students, “Is learning important? ” Open-ended questions give students an opportunity to examine their own knowledge on the topic in question.