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Articles on Teachng Critical Thinking in Engineering

  1. Ahern,A.; O'Connor,T.; McRuairc,G.; McNamara,M.; O'Donnell,D. (2012). Critical Thinking in the University Curriculum--The Impact on Engineering Education. European Journal of Engineering Education. 37(2), 125-132.  DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2012.666516

    This article analyzes how different disciplines go about teaching and define critical thinking within their courses through in-depth, semi-structured  interviews with instructors.  Discusses how analysis of student work and module descriptors led to the development of a cross-disciplinary model of critical thinking.

  2. Felder, R. M., Woods, D. R., Stice, J. E., & Rugarcia, A. (2000). The future of engineering education: Part 2. teaching methods that work. Chemical Engineering Education (CEE), 34(1), 26-39.

    Provides alternative solutions to engineering educations “single-subject approach” to help promote communication skills & creative thinking skills.

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