Clinical Teaching Methods for Stimulating Students' Critical Thinking Critical thinking is a prerequisite to making any sound clinical decision. Many students entering into the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology are not equipped with the necessary critical thinking skills to formulate evidence-based clinical decisions. Clinical educators play an integral role in facilitating the development of students' critical thinking ... Article
Article  |   April 30, 2016
Clinical Teaching Methods for Stimulating Students' Critical Thinking
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Samantha J. Procaccini
    Department of Communication Disorders, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA
  • Nancy J. Carlino
    Department of Communication Disorders, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA
  • Denise M. Joseph
    Department of Communication Disorders, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA
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Professional Issues & Training / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Part 1
Article   |   April 30, 2016
Clinical Teaching Methods for Stimulating Students' Critical Thinking
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, April 2016, Vol. 1, 3-17. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG11.3
History: Received November 30, 2015 , Revised February 28, 2016 , Accepted March 2, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, April 2016, Vol. 1, 3-17. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG11.3
History: Received November 30, 2015; Revised February 28, 2016; Accepted March 2, 2016

Critical thinking is a prerequisite to making any sound clinical decision. Many students entering into the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology are not equipped with the necessary critical thinking skills to formulate evidence-based clinical decisions. Clinical educators play an integral role in facilitating the development of students' critical thinking skills. Most clinical educators recognize the significance of, and implications for implementing teaching methods which foster critical thinking. However, many clinical educators demonstrate uncertainty about which methods to employ and how to implement such methods. This article will discuss the selection and implementation of effective teaching methods for developing students' critical thinking.

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