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ERIC Number: EJ1036479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1475-2409
Theory of Knowledge Aims, Objectives and Assessment Criteria: An Analysis of Critical Thinking Descriptors
Hughes, Conrad
Journal of Research in International Education, v13 n1 p30-45 Apr 2014
This article analyses the construct validity of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme's Theory of Knowledge course in the light of claims that it is a course in critical thinking. After discussion around critical thinking--what it is and why it is valuable educationally--the article analyses the extent to which the course aims, assessment objectives and assessment instruments emphasise critical thinking. The article concludes with suggestions for improvement in the writing of the Theory of Knowledge guide so that it might place more emphasis on certain strands of critical thinking that are currently not developed in its structure.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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