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Offering Professional Development Opportunities for Faculty on Methods of Developing Critical Thinking in Online Courses
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (2011)
  • Paula Jones, Eastern Kentucky University
  • MaryAnn Kolloff, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Fred Kolloff, Eastern Kentucky University
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to summarize the how one university created a successful faculty professional development program that offered training and support on how to develop student critical thinking skills. Selected literature related to building student critical thinking skills through online environments are reviewed. Participants attending this presentation will receive an overview of the professional development program and the incentives offered. In addition, information on the Paul & Elder model will be summarized, as it was used in the program. Furthermore, this report will provide at least 3 examples of instruction from online courses at one south-eastern university that reflect the use of the Paul & Elder model for developing critical thinking skills for both undergraduate and graduate level online courses. The participants will be able to use the examples presented for developing online instruction to build student critical thinking skills.

Keywords
  • instructional technology,
  • instructional design,
  • pedagogy instructional technology,
  • criticial thinking skills online education
Publication Date
March 6, 2011
Citation Information
Paula Jones, MaryAnn Kolloff and Fred Kolloff. "Offering Professional Development Opportunities for Faculty on Methods of Developing Critical Thinking in Online Courses" Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/paula_jones/7/