Assessment

Critical Thinking Using Signature Assignments

by Thomas W. Zane PhD

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Introduction {Hint -- Read these few pages first -- then follow the three step process.}

01 Introduction To Critical Thinking

02 Critical Thinking Defined

03 Strategies for Using Critical Thinking in Your Classroom

04 Engaging Students

05 Overview of Critical Thinking Implementation

         - Critical Thinking Signature Assignment Implementation FAQ

Critical Thinking Using Signature Assignments Implementation Step 1:

Select Critical Thinking Skills That Pertain To Your Profession

[Critical Thinking Skills Worksheet]

Appendix A - The Six-Part Critical Thinking Framework

Appendix B - Detailed Definitions of The Six-Part Critical Thinking Framework

Appendix C - Examples of Critical Thinking Skills

Critical Thinking Using Signature Assignments Implementation Step 2:

Identify or Create a Signature Assignment

[Signature Assignment Planning Template]

[Signature Assignment Student Handout Template]

Appendix D - Examples of Critical Thinking Question Stems

Appendix E - Examples of Critical Thinking Assignments & Rubrics

Critical Thinking Using Signature Assignments Implementation Step 3:

Select Critical Thinking Scoring Criteria and Build Your Rubric 

[Signature Assignment Rubric Template]

Appendix F - Definitions and Examples of Completed Rubric Rows       

[Appendix F in Microsoft Word Format]

Other Resources

Critical Thinking Reading List

Critical Thinking References List

Print Version of the Signature Assignment Guide with All Appendices