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STEM2020 - Putting Halpern into practice: A 4-step model for teaching critical thinking and reflection

Halpern’s 4-part model for teaching critical thinking (CT) gives theoretical instruction to educators regarding the development of student CT: (1) old-timer’s insight, (2) instructions and skills practice, (3) transfer opportunities, and (4) learning monitoring. Informed by previous research and relevant literature, a STEM MSc programme at Imperial College London adapted Halpern’s model to design and implement an ‘invisible’ long-thin module across the entire course of Master’s study, known as “Critical Thinking & Identity”. We believe that prompting continual reflection on CT goals, skills and dispositions, alongside professional identity, will better prepare STEM MSc graduates for workplace or PhD study.

STEM2020 - Anna Maria Jones
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