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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking



One of the Core Professional Attributes outlined by the University to ensure our graduates are highly competent professionals is Critical Thinking. The resources on this page help in establishing patterns of evidence-based decision making, critical appraisal, and evaluation and reflection within the educational setting.


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TLC Learning Channel Playlist

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The following list includes recommended articles and books related to active learning. 

Brown, P. C. (2014). Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Dunlosky, J., Rawson, K. A., Marsh, E. J., Nathan, M. J., & Willingham, D. T (2013). Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques: Promising Directions From Cognitive and Educational Psychology.  Psychological Science in the Public Interest,14(1), 4–58.


Harvard, B. (5 Oct. 2019). “An “Ah-Ha” Moment with Spaced Practice in the Classroom.” The Effortful Educator. Retrieved from


Sadik, A. (2014). Teaching Critical Thinking to First-Year Medical Students through Concept Mapping. College of Osteopathic Medicine Publications and Research


Zayapragassarazan, Z. (2016). Understanding Critical Thinking to Create Better Doctors. Journal of Advances in Medical Education and Research.

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