NCECTNational Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking
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This will require first identifying the strongest critical thinkers as assessed by the WGCTA, giving them the time and resources to create a modified series of seminars derived from the NCECT's recommended program, and then begin sessions with all ACSC and AWC faculty to improve CT over a three-month period with quarterly sessions after that.
"I like the idea of a learning journal because I get to see my thoughts in black and white, which is what I know I need." (NCECT's conceptualizing)
"I do agree that learning journals are a powerful tool in helping students become more effective learners through reflective thinking about their learning experiences." (NCECT's Analyzing/Evaluating)
"This learning journal has helped me to be a more effective learner through critical reflective thinking about my learning experience." (NCECT's Analyzing/Synthesizing/ Evaluating)
We find this requires students to engage in self-disciplined, selfmonitored, and self-corrective thinking, which are important aspects of critical thinking as presented in the NCECT framework.