Inquiry Guided Learning Projects for the Development of Critical Thinking in the College Classroom: A pilot study

Danielle C Bentley, Canadian Conference of the Arts, Jun 19, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I think that the teaching of critical research is important, though frankly I think it should be taught much earlier than this college-level class in which it is applied. In this paper, a project is described wherein dental hygiene students are put into groups, asked to select a scientific problem to solve, and given the task of researching then presenting the results. I do wonder what body of literature they employed; the paper refers to the 'scientific literature', but if they're searching only journal articles they're not being thorough. I would also want to read more on how they learned "the skills required to properly critique information in the scientific community."

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