Fostering Critical Thinking, Reasoning, and Argumentation Skills through Bioethics Education

  title={Fostering Critical Thinking, Reasoning, and Argumentation Skills through Bioethics Education},
  author={Jeanne Ting Chowning and Joan Griswold and Dina N. Kovarik and Laura J. Collins},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Developing a position on a socio-scientific issue and defending it using a well-reasoned justification involves complex cognitive skills that are challenging to both teach and assess. Our work centers on instructional strategies for fostering critical thinking skills in high school students using bioethical case studies, decision-making frameworks, and structured analysis tools to scaffold student argumentation. In this study, we examined the effects of our teacher professional development and… 

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