A Mentored Critical Thinking and Writing Exercise in a Dental School Curriculum

Format Publication ID Version Published
Evaluation Tool, Presentation, Reference, Tutorial 9224 1 August 21, 2012

Description

This module, which extends over three quarters, was created to help students learn to develop a problem statement, question, or hypothesis; perform an increasingly sophisticated search of peer reviewed literature; read and critically assess information and evidence; formulate some conclusions about the information they discover; and write a short, original referenced paper of 1500-2500 words describing their findings.

Citation

Hoover T, Fendler F, Lyon L. A Mentored Critical Thinking and Writing Exercise in a Dental School Curriculum. MedEdPORTAL; 2012. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9224

Educational Objectives

  1. Expand ability to search peer reviewed literature.
  2. Read and critically assess scientific literature.
  3. Formulate evidence based conclusions.
  4. Communicate and reference these analyses properly.

Keywords

  • Literature Review, Critical Thinking, Evidence, Faculty Mentorship, Assessment Rubric, Scientific Search, Peer Reviewed Literature Search

Discipline

  • Dental
    • Continuing Dental Education
    • Critical Thinking
    • Dental

Competencies Addressed

  • Medical
    • Medical Knowledge
    • Practice-based Learning & Improvement
  • Dental
    • Critical Thinking
    • Lifelong Learning
    • Patient Care

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Allied Dental Student
    • Allied Health Student
    • Dental Student
    • Medical Student

Instructional Methods

  • Independent Study
  • Problem-based Learning

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