Author(s)Lunney, RN, PhD, Margaret
Frederickson, RN, PhD, Keville
Spark, EdD, RD, FADA, FACN, Arlene
McDuffie, RN, PhD, Georgia
KeywordsCritical thinking, online education,
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AbstractDevelopment of critical thinking abilities is essential for students in clinical disciplines of the health sciences. Past research has shown that critical thinking is a learned skill that can be fostered through teaching strategies. Ten educational strategies that were developed and tested by the authors in online courses are presented to assist instructors to encourage students in the health sciences to improve critical thinking processes.