Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Critical thinking -- Computer-assisted instruction;
As technology continues to change educators must be willing to make adjustments in their teaching strategies and make an effort to make technology a permanent part of the curriculum. Critical thinking consists of organizing knowledge in a meaningful manner so it can easily be used by the learner. Those applying critical thinking are more motivated and perform at a higher level of performance than students using lower level thinking skills. Technology continues to become a bigger part of education and teachers need to use databases, spreadsheets, and concept maps as tools to facilitate critical thinking. Educators need to be aware of the barriers to technology integration such as the lack of training and lack of administrative support. This review will demonstrate how technology can be used as "mindtools" and how using technology in this manner will benefit students.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Educational Technology
J. Ana Donaldson
Sharon E. Smaldino
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©2003 Tracy Wilkins
Wilkins, Tracy, "Using technology to encourage critical thinking" (2003). Graduate Research Papers. 1731.