Helping Your Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills

Cindy L. Lynch and Susan K. Wolcott

WolcottLynch Associates

When thinking skills are lacking, poor decision making and planning result. This paper focuses on what is known about how thinking skills develop and how that knowledge can be used to design assignments and learning environments that enhance thinking skills and increase the likelihood that students will be able to address the open-ended problems they will face in their schooling and beyond.

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