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ERIC Number: EJ1016518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1812-9129
Enhancing Critical Thinking Skills among Authoritarian Students
Henderson Hurley, Martha; Hurley, David
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v25 n2 p248-261 2013
This article focuses on assignments designed to enhance critical thinking skills for authoritarian personality types. This paper seeks to add to the literature by exploring instructional methods to overcome authoritarian traits that could inhibit the development of critical thinking skills. The article presents a strategy which can be employed to overcome authoritarian obstacles to critical thinking development through instructional design and the fostering of student engagement. The strategy elaborated herein resulted in increased application of critical thinking skills among authoritarian students. The article concludes with a call-to-action for greater exploration of the influence of nonrandom distribution of authoritarian personality characteristics on critical thinking across specific classes, disciplines, and institutions.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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