As a way to strengthen general education and implementation of a documented assessment process for critical analysis and reasoning (November 18th, 2010 - MSCHE's Public Disclusure Statement, UPR-RP), the OEAE has recommended that undergraduate programs keep assessing students' critical thinking skills in order to develop a series of measures across our Campus to improve it. One way to enhance the assessment of these skills is to develop effective instruments to assess them.
To advance the assessment of students' critical thinking skills by developing effective instruments to assess them, the Center for Academic Excelence (CEA) in coordination with the Office of Evaluation of Student Learning programmed the following workshop:
Title: How to Develop Rubrics to Assess Critical Thinking
Speakers: Prof. Nadia Cordero (OEAE's Coordinator) Prof. Julio Rodríguez (College of Education and OEAE's former coordinator)
Date: Friday October 21th, 2011
Time: 8:30am - 12:00m
Place: Hall CN 339, College of Natural Science - Fase I (first structure, closest to the parking space)
Click here to access the presentation.
The Educator: the Journal of Education - Exclusive interview with the Foundation for Critical Thinking (Spanish Journal - Lima, Peru)
AACU Critical Thinking Analytic Rubric
Facione & Facione Critical Thinking Holistic Rubric
Critical Thinking Rubrics compile by the OEAE - Part I
Critical Thinking Rubrics compile by the OEAE - Part II
We hope to greet you personally on this occasion.
P.S. (10-24-2011): We would like to share with the UPR-RP community the definition of critical thinking that a group of graduate students develop as part of the workshop: "the ability that person has to deepen on a specific topic, using original ideas and questioning a corpus of preexisting notions with the purpose of organizing a coherent argument"