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ERIC Number: ED354380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Pages: 12
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Critical Thinking in Business Education.
Sormunen, Carolee
Critical thinking is currently a prominent issue in education. For business educators, four issues must be considered: the meaning of critical thinking, how critical thinking can be introduced into the curriculum, how critical thinking is developed in courses, and how critical thinking can be evaluated. The literature identifies three theoretical thinking models: philosophical, psychological, and educational. Critical thinking can be introduced through the general, infusion, or immersion methods. Critical thinking is best developed in business courses through case studies, group projects, simulations, computer applications, role playing, and other techniques. (Bloom's taxonomy is useful in finding verbs to use for critical thinking applications.) Although these techniques have always been used by business teachers, they should play an increasing role now. Critical thinking can be evaluated though authentic assessment based on a four-step process: clarify reason for assessment, clarify performance to be evaluated, design exercises, and design a performance rating plan. Developing critical thinking skills will enhance the learning process. (An appendix includes sample verbs for Bloom's taxonomy, suggestions for applying Bloom's taxonomy to a unit on paychecks, and an evaluation sheet for a case study.) (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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