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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

DEVELOPING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS THROUGH DYNAMIC SIMULATION USING AN EXPLICIT MODEL OF CRITICAL THINKING
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Author:Dennis Sale <dennis_sale@sp.edu.sg> (Singapore Polytechnic)
Sin Moh Cheah <smcheah@sp.edu.sg> (Singapore Polytechnic)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054677
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054678

Critical thinking is one of the important skills as spelt out in section 2.4.4 of Part 2 of the CDIO Syllabus Personal and Professional Skills and Attributes. This paper focus on the effort to explicitly teach and assess critical thinking skills among engineering students; effectively combining a strong pedagogical approach with curriculum design, using the Diploma in Chemical Engineering as the working example. Findings from the work done to date will be shared.