Collaborating on Critical Thinking: The Team Critique

Melinda Campbell


Pedagogical aspirations in the 21st century are now centering on student satisfaction and workplace-readiness inaddition to the traditional goal of excellence in individual student performance. Educational experts have identifiedincreased peer and faculty interactivity and highly developed critical-thinking skills as essential to attaining thesegoals. The new pedagogical tool presented and explained here promises escalation in both synchronous andasynchronous peer interaction, accelerated development of critical-thinking skills, and opportunities for meaningfulcollaborative learning. The “Team Critique” is a multi-stage group activity/assignment that employs multiple aspectsof critical thinking to create a jointly authored, peer-critiqued, research paper or team project that builds the specificskills most highly prized by key stakeholders in the enterprise of higher education.

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