Critical thinking in the curriculum

How do you incorporate critical thinking into your teaching? What techniques do you use to promote critical thinking? Are you willing to share your ideas with colleagues?

Teaching Centre staff have recently begun work on the ‘Skills in the Curriculum’ project.  Focussing on the acquistion, development and assessment of critical thinking, the project aims to produce a number of resources which staff can use to support their students. The project will build on the ASPIRE project (which focussed on the development of academic skills in first year undergraduates within the Department of Politics, History and International Relations), and will offer a ‘toolkit’ of resources for departments and schools to use.

As an introduction to the project, watch this 2 minute video of Ian Bruff from PHIR talking about the importance of critical thinking within his teaching.


For more information, or to offer ideas for the project, contact Caroline Smith