Here’s what I know for sure about assessing critical thinking: There are several ways to go about it.
If you think about it—and you should—you will agree that reflections are a mighty and indispensible component of critical thinking.
We think that getting an education is all about answering questions when it’s really all about asking them.
We think that getting an education is all about learning information when it’s really all about asking questions.
To paraphrase a well-worn phrase from the Clinton administration about the economy, It’s the students, stupid!
Lots of people toss around the term critical thinking, assuming a shared definition. But even the experts can’t agree on one, and believe me, they can get pretty convoluted. Here are my two (short) favorites: