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Critical Thinking and Reflection

The following resources are designed to help you assess and develop your students' critical thinking and reflection skills.

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The animations are all based around the themes of productivity, curation, discovery, collaboration, impact and transferable skills. It is to highlight the many ways students can engage with technology to improve their learning experience.

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A presentation outlining a whole new approach to successful study. The six steps are: S = Study Techniques and practices O = Overview C = Creativity C = Communicate effectively E = Emotions R = Review, review, review Also includes a booklet for students' reference, and some suggested activities to follow the presentation.

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Popular Resources in Critical Thinking and Reflection

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What’s the difference between description and critical analysis?

(writing adapted from Moon, cited in Cottrell 1999:23) Descriptive writing Critical/analytical writing States what happened Identifies the significance States what...

Tips for writing a critical essay

This guide provides students with additional tips to help them apply models of critical thinking...

Critical thinking and reflection tutorial

A comprehensive tutorial exploring the critical thinking process.

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