Critical Evaluation of Evidence

Activity time: 30-45 minutes

Types of media: Helpsheet, Slides, PowerPoint File


Melanie Crisfield (Brunel University)


Question, discuss, and critique Assertive Discipline theory - Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the theory, and the contexts in which the strengths and weaknesses occur - Come to a reasoned conclusion about Assertive Discipline based on their evaluation


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This information/resource was last updated in June 2021.

This post was originally added to LearnHigher on: March 5, 2019

About this resource

This is a critical thinking activity aimed at having students evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a classroom behavioural management theory.

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This is intended as a follow-up activity to Critical Thinking in Everyday Life, to illustrate the difference between critically evaluating academic evidence and making personal decisions. It can also be used as a stand alone critical thinking resource.


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