Technology to Enhance Preservice Teachers' Critical Thinking
Teaching & Educational Leadership
When asked, “What’s your elevator pitch for higher education?” Cornell University Professor of Economics Robert Frank offered an explanation that underscored the significance of critical thinking: "When you meet somebody who’s well trained in critical thinking, it’s immediately apparent to you. We’re living in a world now where people can doctor photographs. They can shout fake news. They can spin a conspiracy theory. If you’re not equipped to think skeptically about the arguments people make to you, then you’re ever more at risk in the environment we inhabit now."Critical thinking has become the central topic of many higher education conversations. And just as Elvis pushed for “a little less conversation, a little more action,” so has academia. The purpose of this book is to provide a venue for that action, to allow our colleagues from across the country to share what works for them. Simply put, the academy must become better at instilling critical thinking so that for graduates it becomes a habit of mind. In this book, the twelfth in our “It Works for Me Series,” you will find the selections are more evidence-based and focused than when we began twenty years ago, and our contributors seem to be applying more critical thinking to their own writing.
New Forums Press
Ibrahim, M., (2019). Book contribution "Technology to Enhance Preservice Teachers’ Critical Thinking" in Blythe, H., Sweet, C., & Carpenter, R. G, “It Works for Me with Critical Thinking” (pp. 68-70). Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press