Incorporating critical thinking skills in environmental education
An educator reflects on her own teaching practice to find that many of her lessons do not require higher-order thinking skills. Documents the author's process in improving upon existing curriculum to develop a unit on the topic of insects for a public classroom setting that activates students' critical thinking skills. The author develops three questions: What critical thinking skills are addressed in this lesson plan? Is this lesson learner-centered or teacher-centered? How can this lesson be improved to further incorporate critical thinking skills? as a method to reflect upon and revise lesson plans to incorporate critical thinking skills.
Olson, Laurel P., "Incorporating critical thinking skills in environmental education" (2012). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 1076.