Share Paper: Offering Professional Development Opportunities for Faculty on Methods of Developing Critical Thinking in Online Courses

  1. Paula Jones, Eastern Kentucky University, United States
  2. Maryann Kolloff, Eastern Kentucky University, United States
  3. Fred Kolloff, Eastern Kentucky University, United States
Tuesday, March 8 5:15-5:35 PM Hermitage C

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to summarize the how one university created a successful faculty professional development program that offered training and support on how to develop student critical thinking skills. Selected literature related to building student critical thinking skills through online environments are reviewed. Participants attending this presentation will receive an overview of the professional development program and the incentives offered. In addition, information on the Paul & Elder model will be summarized, as it was used in the program. Furthermore, this report will provide at least 3 examples of instruction from online courses at one south-eastern university ...