"Steps for Better Thinking"
WolcottLynch conducts research, offers consulting services, and develops innovative and practical educational resources for enhancing and assessing critical thinking, professional problem solving, and other higher-order thinking skills.
WolcottLynch was formed in 1992 by Susan K. Wolcott, an accounting professor, and Cindy L. Lynch, a developmental psychologist. They combined two theoretical models from cognitive science—King & Kitchener’s reflective judgment model and Fischer’s dynamic skill theory—with college classroom practice to create a developmental model called “Steps for Better Thinking.” Following Cindy’s death in 2002, Susan continues to build on their body of work.
This web site provides the following resources:
- Suggestions for using Steps for Better Thinking to design and conduct assessments of critical thinking and professional problem solving skills
- Guidance for coaching and training individuals to improve their critical thinking and professional problem solving skills
Recommendations for college educators who wish to design curricula for skill/competency development
Free online tutorial for critical thinking and problem solving
Access to a ListServ for networking with others
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