Using the Web to Foster Critical Thinking Skills
by Dorothy Frayer, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Duquesne University

The World Wide Web makes available to students an incredible range of primary sources that can be updated on a regular basis. Without careful instruction, however, students may uncritically accept the information they locate, ignore print sources, and fail to synthesize the information they find. This article describes five assignments that can be used to enhance students' ability to think critically about information sources and to integrate information into knowledge. The assignments suggested can be integrated into courses in most subject matter areas.

Keywords: instructional design critical thinking web research learning
Focus Area: Teaching and Learning
Scope: Global
Resource Type: Publications
Entry Date: May 8, 2001