Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Discuss the Paul-Elder Critical Thinking Framework.
  • Identify the different components of the Paul-Elder Critical Thinking Framework.
  • Discuss a common language to use during clinical experiences that encourage students to think critically.
  • Apply the elements of clinical reasoning, intellectual standards, and traits of the Paul-Elder Critical Thinking Framework to examples that foster optimal patient care.
  • Perform a self-assessment using the Paul-Elder Critical Thinking Framework.