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Scaffolding: A Promising Approach to Fostering Critical Thinking
Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education
  • Laurie Browne, University of Utah
  • Melissa Hough, University of Utah
  • Keri Schwab, University of Utah
Publication Date
1-1-2009
Abstract
Many undergraduate students struggle when asked to engage in critical thinking. One approach we have found useful in fostering critical thinking is scaffolding, a process that involves the use of prompts, supports, and modeling to build a removable structure from which students can learn complex thinking skills. Through the development of these critical thinking skills, students are better able to analyze and formulate recommendations for real world applications. This paper discusses how to incorporate a critical thinking scaffold to guide the design and facilitation of a case-based learningdiscussed.
Citation Information
Laurie Browne, Melissa Hough and Keri Schwab. "Scaffolding: A Promising Approach to Fostering Critical Thinking" Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education Vol. 24 (2009) p. 22 - 28
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/keschwab/16/