Changing Mindsets: Moving from the Acceptance of Facts to Critical Thinking

  • Elisabeth Brenner
Part of the Palgrave Critical University Studies book series (PCU)


Most students who come to my first-year Introductory Life Sciences (ILS) classes are used to rote learning facts and hold the view that this ability is the most important aspect of their learning. The questions that this chapter seeks to answer are, why is this the case, and what strategies can be used to change their mindsets so that they become critical thinkers?


Critical Thinking Teaching Assistant Embryonic Stem Cell Research South African Journal Critical Engagement 
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