ERIC Number: EJ1089305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Information Seeking Success
Wallace, Elise D.; Jefferson, Renee N.
New Review of Academic Librarianship, v19 n3 p246-255 2013
Critical thinking skills are required to successfully navigate the overwhelming amount of information sources available today. To address the challenge of developing critical thinking skills, this empirical study examines the effectiveness of exercises in developing thinking skills in college freshmen students. The workbook exercises were designed to develop specific skills related to academics and critical thinking. Two groups of college freshmen participated in the study: one group was given the workbook, the other group was not. At the end of the semester, both groups completed a critical thinking assessment test. A comparison of the test scores confirms the effectiveness of these exercises on improving the critical thinking skills of college freshmen.
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Information Seeking, Information Skills, College Freshmen, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Cognitive Tests, Learning Activities, Task Analysis
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A