Cognitive thinking is the intersection of critical thinking, problem solving, and content knowledge.
It is through cognitive thinking that students are able to develop effective reading, writing, critical thinking and digital literacy skills. Informed by disciplinary and interdisciplinary insights, faculty encourage the growth of cognitive thinking by engaging students in challenging tasks while providing supportive and timely feedback. Across disciplines, faculty consistently introduce concepts from a variety of perspectives, motivating students toward self-explanation and elaboration while priming self motivation.
The emphasis of cognitive thinking in our curriculum prepares our graduates to be successful and skillful in their application of academic content beyond the classroom.