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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

EIU graduates question, examine, evaluate, and respond to problems or arguments by:

  1. Asking essential questions and engaging diverse perspectives.
  2. Seeking and gathering data, information, and knowledge from experience, texts, graphics, and media.
  3. Understanding, interpreting, and critiquing relevant data, information, and knowledge.
  4. Synthesizing and integrating data, information, and knowledge to infer and create new insights
  5. Anticipating, reflecting upon, and evaluating implications of assumptions, arguments, hypotheses, and conclusions.
  6. Creating and presenting defensible expressions, arguments, positions, hypotheses, and proposals.


     Workshop video: Click here.

     PowerPoint: Click here.

     Newsletter: Click here.

     Bloom's Revised Taxonomy:  Click here.

     Thinking Skills and Key Words:  Click here.

     Critical Thinking Assignment Design:  Click here.

     Critical Thinking Sample Exam:  Click here.

     Critical Thinking Exam Guidelines:  Click here.

     Critical Thinking Rubrics:

          AAC&U:  Click here.

          Kansas State:  Click here.

          Minnesota-Duluth:  Click here.

          Washington State:  Click here.