Teaching students to read and understand a text properly is essential to their intellectual survival in a complex world. Elder has developed a four-part approach to teaching her psychology students to think critically. As you read through the series of activities, remember that any of the details can and should be contextualized to fit the situation, student group, and so forth. I also found the comments interesting.
- Part one: reading closely
- Part two: analyzing the text
- Part three: sharing papers and giving feedback to one another
- Part four: speaking in the voice of the author (role-playing)