Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 3(7), pp. 435 - 441
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2015.030702
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Think Bubbles and Socrates: Teaching Critical Thinking to Millennials in Public Relations Classes


Rebecca J. Tallent *, Justin J. Barnes
School of Journalism and Mass Media, University of Idaho, USA

ABSTRACT

Critical thinking skills are crucial in the public relations profession, but teaching these skills to the Millennial Generation is vastly different from previous generations. How can a professor get past No Child Left Behind's dependence on test review guides and "everybody wins" in getting students to think for themselves? Using the Socratic method along with thinking tools/exercises, students can learn how to devise their own solutions using quality critical and creative thinking.

KEYWORDS
Critical Thinking, Socratic Method, Maieutic Method

Cite this paper
Rebecca J. Tallent , Justin J. Barnes . "Think Bubbles and Socrates: Teaching Critical Thinking to Millennials in Public Relations Classes." Universal Journal of Educational Research 3.7 (2015) 435 - 441. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2015.030702.