Supporting critical thinking as a main goal in higher education (psychology) Cover Image

Wspieranie krytycznego myślenia jako cel w edukacji specjalistycznej z zakresu psychologii
Supporting critical thinking as a main goal in higher education (psychology)

Author(s): Wiola Friedrich, Jagoda Sikora
Subject(s): Education, Psychology
Published by: Uniwersytet Jana Długosza w Częstochowie
Keywords: critical thinking; innovations in higher education academics;teaching;psychology;development;

Summary/Abstract: While the group of critical thinking supporters is growing in size, some higher education academics are still reluctant to use this approach on their students. There are many barriers in implementing the development of science and critical thinking in higher education. Teachers are not prepared as there was no emphasis on critical thinking during their training. In addition a lack of adequate textbooks and tools that properly equip teachers has meant interest in adopting critical thinking techniques has been low among academics. Despite the low availability of methods, some educators are trying to weave exercises for the development of critical thinking into the existing curriculum. There are however useful materials used in the United States and Great Britain that can be adapted. This article presents various definitions of critical thinking, legal justification for teaching critical thinking and foreign methods of the study of critical thinking

  • Issue Year: 1/2016
  • Issue No: 25
  • Page Range: 175-185
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish