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Assessing and Teaching Critical Thinking in Communication Science and Disorders

Title: Assessing and Teaching Critical Thinking in Communication Science and Disorders.
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Name(s): Morris, Richard J., author
Gorham-Rowan, Mary M., author
Robinson, Jade H., author
Scholz, Kendra, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Journal Article
Date Issued: 2018-02-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Critical thinking is considered to be an important aspect in the training of communication science and disorders students. This paper provides information on the definition, assessment, and teaching of critical thinking. Important critical thinking skills and dispositions include challenging assumptions underlying statements, recognizing the effect of context on perceptions, understandings, and interpretations of the world, developing alternative explanations for observed data they observe, and exhibiting reflective skepticism. Increasing these skills and dispositions help a student develop into a skilled clinician. Assessing students’ clinical thinking skills can be done with tests of general skills, but these often lack validity and reliability. Assessments also can test content or discipline specific thinking skills. Teaching critical skills and dispositions has been done in stand-alone courses and as material embedded within other courses. Within the courses, techniques such as problem-based learning, team-based learning, and case presentations have been effective with mind and concept mapping as tools to visualize how the students think about the material.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1519066197_c809bc90 (IID)
Publication Note: This article was published in the open access journal, Teaching and Learning in Communication Science & Disorders, and can be found at https://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/tlcsd/vol2/iss1/4.
Preferred Citation: Morris, Richard J.; Gorham-Rowan, Mary M.; Robinson, Jade H. Ph.D.; and Scholz, Kendra (2018) "Assessing and Teaching Critical Thinking in Communication Science and Disorders," Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders: Vol. 2 : Iss. 1 , Article 4. Available at: https://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/tlcsd/vol2/iss1/4
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1519066197_c809bc90
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Teaching and Learning in Communication Science & Disorders.
Issue: iss. 1, vol. 2

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Morris, R. J., Gorham-Rowan, M. M., Robinson, J. H., & Scholz, K. (2018). Assessing and Teaching Critical Thinking in Communication Science and Disorders. Teaching And Learning In Communication Science & Disorders. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1519066197_c809bc90