The Critical Thinking Toolkit for Psychology (CriTTPsych): Development of an evidence-based resourceThis miniproject is complete.
Critical thinking is a crucial element of higher education that facilitates deep learning and academic achievement. However, critical thinking is a complex construct that is interpreted differently in different contexts and disciplines. It is poorly understood by many students, who consequently lack insight into their own critical thinking skills. This miniproject will examine psychology students' and tutors' understandings, beliefs and attitudes about critical thinking, using qualitative methods and standardised measures. From this an evidence-based Critical Thinking Toolkit for Psychology (CriTTPsych) will be developed; a resource for students and tutors that includes a range of materials, for example, self-assessment and diagnostic instruments, for enhancing the skills, dispositions and approaches needed to develop and demonstrate critical thinking in psychology.
A final report from this project
is available together with a website
for access to this resource.Funding:
July 2008Contact: Ed Stupple
, Department of Psychology,
University of Derby,