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Teaching Students' Critical Thinking Skills: Home

This guide provides more information on teaching critical thinking skills to provide background for Dr. Danhuan Wang and Dr. Crystal Machado's Reflective Practice Large Group Meetings on the same topic.

Learning to Think Critically

Dr. Crystal Machado

Dr. Crystal Machado is an Assistant Professor in the Professional 
Studies in Education Department at Indiana University of
Pennsylvania where she teaches education courses at the graduate
and undergraduate levels. She holds a Doctoral Degree in Educational
Leadership, two Master’s Degrees, one in School Administration and the other in Primary Education, and two Bachelor’s Degrees, one in Business and the other in Education. Prior to teaching in higher education, Crystal worked as a K-12 teacher, an administrator, and middle/high school assistant principal for many years in Pakistan. She also provided training to pre-service and in-service teachers. Her research interests include multicultural and global education,
critical thinking and reflective practice, innovative web-based technology, and school reform and renewal; she has presented on these topics at international, national, and regional conferences. Crystal lives in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

She can be contacted at Dr. Crystal Machado Professional Studies in Education Davis 307, 570 S Eleventh Street Indiana Pennsylvania 15705 Phone: 724-357-2400