MacKnight, “Teaching Critical Thinking through Online Discussions”

Carol B. MacKnight, “Teaching Critical Thinking through Online Discussions.” EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2000, no. 4: 38-41

This article contains some useful pointers on using threaded discussion forums to teach critical thinking skills in online courses.  Include in the article is a list of Socratic  questions.

The article is available here: http://er.educause.edu/~/media/files/article-downloads/eqm0048.pdf

Or, here: eqm0048

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.

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