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ERIC Number: EJ830174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
Exploring Conceptions of Critical Thinking Held by Military Educators in Higher Education Settings
Dike, Shelley E.; Kochan, Frances K.; Reed, Cynthia; Ross, Margaret
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v9 n1 p45-60 Jan 2006
This study gathered information regarding professional military educators' perceptions of the concept of critical thinking to determine whether there was a common definition and a shared meaning of the concept among them. Although there did not appear to be a common definition of critical thinking among this group, 10 categories and four themes emerged which captured the essence of their thinking about this concept. The themes were: (1) developmental process activities; (2) dispositions or attitudes; (3) reasons for critical thinking; and (4) contextual elaboration. Further analysis of the data revealed that the definitions expressed were evenly distributed across three levels of complexity. Implications and recommendations for action are presented. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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