ERIC Number: EJ629921
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
A Look across Four Years at the Disposition toward Critical Thinking among Undergraduate Students.
Giancarlo, Carol A.; Facione, Peter A.
Journal of General Education, v50 n1 p29-55 2001
Describes a study conducted at an 8000-student Catholic university to determine whether critical thinking (CT) skills increase after four years of undergraduate education. Examines seven categories of CT: (1) truth-seeking; (2) open-mindedness; (3) analyticity; (4) systematicity; (5) CT self-confidence; (6) inquisitiveness; and (7) maturity of judgment. Finds that females scored significantly higher than males in overall predisposition to CT. (ontains 24 references.)(NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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