Critical & Creative Thinking

sites An article about teaching for critical thinking development from the IDEA Center Foundation for Critical Thinking 

Designing rubrics for assessing higher order thinking, by William Peirce. A comprehensive guide to articulating aspects of critical thinking.


Fall 2010 Conference on Teaching & Learning: Cultivating Critical Thinking

Find session presentations and handouts on this site.
General Education Program

Critical thinking is an essential component of the general education program.

View the GVSU General Education Faculty Resources page for information on how to teach this General Education Program student learning outcome.


King, A. (1995). Designing the instructional process to enhance critical thinking across the curriculum. Inquiring minds really do want to know: Using questioning to teach critical thinking. Teaching of Psychology, 22(1), 13- 16. doi: 10.1207/s15328023top2201_5

Macknight, C. (2000). Teaching critical thinking through online discussions, Educause Quarterly, No . 4, 2000.

Arend, B. (2009). Encouraging critical thinking in online threaded discussions, Journal of Educators Online, 6(1).

VanGelder, T.(2005). Teaching critical thinking: some lessons from cognitive science. College Teaching, 53, 41-46.

Osborne, J. (2010) Arguing to Learn in Science: The Role of Collaborative, Critical Discourse. Science, 328(23), 463.


Teaching for Critical Thinking by Stephen Brookfield, 2011

Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom by John Bean, 2011

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