The Quest for Critical Thinking
September 4, 2014 - 10:10am

Few phrases are bandied about as much in higher education circles these days as “critical thinking” is. Professors say they teach it; politicians and people hiring graduates say they want to see it. But it is difficult to define with precision. Perhaps as a result, colleges mean different things when they use the phrase and when they evaluate their courses and programs to consider whether they are teaching critical thinking.

In this free webinar Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman discuss The Quest for Critical Thinking -- why colleges care about it so much, how they define it and how they try to assure their students engage in it.

Click here to download the accompanying slide deck, and visit to download The Quest for Critical Thinking, a free booklet of news articles on this important topic.

Inside Higher Ed’s The Quest for Critical Thinking webinar is made possible with the support of ETS

Captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing is provided by CaptionAccess for all Inside Higher Ed webinars. Transcripts available upon request.

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