Self-cuing is another important part of this type of tutorial, especially LD students. "Writing Across the Curriculum and Critical Thinking Skills in Nursing 414." . Describes three assignments used to develop critical thinking skills in a course entitled, "Applying Neuroscience Nursing Principles to Practice." "Development of a Concept" requires students to use journals to develop a historical review of the evolution of a neuroscience nursing concept.
Offers strategies for nudging student development within the Perry scheme of intellectual development.
The underlying principles for these strategies rest in Craig Nelson's work on transitioning between different modes of thinking. "Beyond Fixing Today's Paper: Promoting Metacognition and Writing Development in the Tutorial through Self-Questioning." 23.6 (1999): 1-6.
We often make the mistake of confusing being critical with being negative or "nit-picking" and this is unfortunate.
Anybody can adopt a negative position to any point of view simply by saying "no" but this is not being critical, more often than not this is simply being awkward.