The Teaching of Skillful Thinking: Lifelong Learners

Galvin, T. Bridgett
July 2008
Optometric Education;Summer2008, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p92
Academic Journal
An educational history of student passivity in the classroom and the emphasis on testing have shifted the learning process away from skillful thinking. It is time to explore the learning process and create a learning environment that is more conducive to the development of skillful thinking. Changing the classroom experience, creating a course map (the syllabus), and reevaluating how progress is measured are starting points in creating a different environment that is more conducive for deeper learning and understanding. The purpose of this article is twofold: first, to provide information on the learning process and skillful thinking and, second, to provide educators with tangible suggestions on how to change the learning environment to enhance skillful thinking.


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