Model of Critical Thinking-Reading-Writing

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C-T-R-W Exploratory Model: Critical Thinking-Reading-Writing

Academic writing is an important aspect of professional development for both students and lecturers. Over the past seven years, support for academic staff in academic writing and publishing has been evolving through consultancy, workshops and CPD opportunities. During this time, an exploratory model was introduced for supporting critical thinking, reading and writing skills. The CPD Module in Academic Writing and Publishing (AWP) for academic staff and postgraduate students exemplifies the model.

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Research Outputs – Participant Publications from AWP Module

“A Planet Where the Muses Work Together”: Opera Training as a Vehicle for Interdisciplinary Engagement in Higher Education
Jennifer Hamilton

A Case Study Analysis of Student Engagement and Experiences within a Blended Learning Environment in Irish Insurance Education
Ian Griffin

The Role of Model Making as a Constructivist Learning Tool to Enhance Deep Learning in a Building Technology Module
Una Beagon and Niall Holmes

Learning in the Science Lab: a New Approach
Julie Dunne and Barry Ryan

Using Gardner’s Theories of Intelligence in the Teaching of Early Childhood Education
Eileen McPartland

Getting Out of the House: an Examination of the Experience of a Group of Women Returning to Education
Des Mooney

Research underpinning the Model

Donnelly, R., McAvinia, C., & McDonnell, C. (2015). An Evaluation of Formative Audio Feedback within Part Time Professional Development Programmes in DIT. Ed-Tech2015 Conference, 28th-29th May, University of Limerick, Ireland.

Donnelly, R. (2014). Supporting lecturers in the Disciplines In the affective academic writing process. Journal of Academic Writing, 4(1), 26-39.

Donnelly, R. (2012). Supporting lecturers in writing and publishing educational research. CELT Conference, NUI Galway, 6-7 June.

Donnelly, R. (2011). Supporting academic writing through the lens of critical thinking. EATAW, Belfast, 29-30 June.

Donnelly, R., & Fitzmaurice, M. (2011). Crucial connections: an exploration of critical thinking and scholarly writing. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Donnelly, R. (2011). A Model of critical thinking, reading and scholarly writing. International Conference on Thinking 2011, Queen’s University Belfast, 21-24 June.