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How to create course curriculum for Students with Neurodiversity to enhance critical thinking skills in all learners: In 1998 Judy Singer coined the term "Neurodiversity" in her graduate thesis, and inspired a movement. Neurodiversity (Neurodivergent) refers to "a paradigm shift; Instead of regarding large portions of the American public as suffering from deficit, disease, or dysfunction in their mental processing, Neurodiversity suggests that we instead speak about differences in cognitive functioning." (Armstrong, 2011) Faculty understanding of Thomas Armstrong's Eight Principles of Neurodiversity combined with the seven skills of critical thinking can provide professors with better insight into creating curriculum designed for all diverse learners.
Las Vegas (Nev.)
UNLV Office of Faculty Affairs
Neurodiversity; Secondary education; Critical thinking
Pena, Maria, "Teaching Post Secondary Critical Thinking Skills to Neurodiverse Learners" (2020). UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo. 108.