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ERIC Number: ED400727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Thinking Graduates: A Curriculum Development Case Study in Business.
Bygrave, Jenny; Gerbic, Philippa
The critical thinking curriculum used in the four-year business degree program at the Auckland Institute of Technology Faculty of Commerce in New Zealand is described. The design of the business program is modeled on the authors' view of critical thinking as concerned with the intellectual maturity of the whole person. Key intellectual standards modeled in critical thought include active engagement with ideas; outputs of thought which are coherent, clear and consistent; demonstrated competency in technical reasoning; cogency of thought; and intellectual honesty. The design of the Auckland business degree program is based on a stated profile of the qualities and capabilities desired in graduates of the program, including a broad understanding of business, specific personal and professional capabilities, and competencies in specialist areas. Interdisciplinary study, cooperative education, the development of critical thinking capabilities in both general and particular contexts, metacognitive approaches to learning, the use of teachers as facilitators of learning in small group interactions, and strategies for assessment are addressed as components of the program's design. (Contains 19 references.) (PRW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand