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Maria Sanders
Plymouth State University
  1. Defining Critical Thinking: How Far Have We Come?Maria Sanders & Jason Moulenbelt - 2011 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 26 (1):38-46.
    While there is no shortage of scholarship on the topic, there appears to be no widely accepted definition of critical thinking. This is coupled with the troublesome fact that those in higher education often believe their definitions are the norm. In this article, we demonstrate a lack of uniformity through a representative sample of historically influential definitions for critical thinking. These definitions are then classified into two distinct categories: context specific and cross-disciplinary definitions. From this lack of uniformity we argue (...)
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    Embracing Critical Thinking as a Model for Professional Development: Creating Critical Thinking Based – Faculty Learning Communities On Your Campus.Maria Sanders - 2011 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 26 (1):29-37.
    This essay provides a summary of the steps taken to build a critical thinking based faculty learning community on the Lone Star College – CyFair campus across various disciplines. The author shares the motivations driving this project, the challenges and successes of the ten participating members, and the plans for future CTB-FLCs. The primary purpose of this essay is to encourage other colleges to build similar critical thinking based faculty learning communities as professional development opportunities on their campuses. The essay (...)
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    Review of The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education. [REVIEW]Maria Sanders - 2016 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 31 (2):47-54.
    This essay reviews five articles from Part VII in The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education entitled “Social Perspectives on Critical Thinking.” In this section, the authors explore critical citizenship, critical pedagogy, and knowledge practices of critical thinking. It is a diverse collection of essays ranging from broad discussions on the topics included to specific applications and particular examples demonstrating criticality in higher education classrooms.
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