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ERIC Number: EJ807829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0830-0445
Evaluating Critical Thinking Skills: Two Conceptualizations
McLean, Cheryl L.
Journal of Distance Education, v20 n2 p1-20 2005
In this study two complementary models, which were based on the strengths of existing models, were developed to analyze students' critical thinking skills. One model was used to categorize the types of critical thinking displayed by students; the other was used to evaluate the quality of the critical thinking. The models were refined and tested for usefulness through an analysis of students' messages posted in two sequential two-week computer conferences. The study also examined the level of critical thinking displayed compared with that shown by other studies and highlighted critical thinking skills that were not frequently demonstrated by participants. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada