Creighton University

Promote Critical Thinking

To promote critical thinking in class, provide opportunities for students to relate the material to their life experiences and to evaluate and question what is said, rather than immediately accepting it as truth. When we promote critical thinking skills, we teach students to argue both sides of an issue, compare answers and judge the “best” answer based on evidence.

Zakrajsek, T. and Rosier, T. (2006). IDEA Learning Objective #3: Learning to Apply Course Material (to improve thinking, problem solving, and decisions). Retrieved from: http://www.theideacenter.org/sites/default/files/Objective3.pdf