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ERIC Number: EJ931513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
"Methods of Inquiry": Using Critical Thinking to Retain Students
Ahuna, Kelly H.; Tinnesz, Christine Gray; VanZile-Tamsen, Carol
Innovative Higher Education, v36 n4 p249-259 Aug 2011
In the late 1980s a large northeastern university implemented a critical thinking course for undergraduate students. Combining insights from cognitive psychology and philosophy, this class was designed to give students concrete strategies to promote self-regulated learning and ensure academic success. The analyses in this study are based on university warehouse data for three consecutive entering freshmen cohorts, resulting in a sample of 9,665 students, 1900 of whom had successfully completed the course. Results show these students are more likely to be retained or to exit successfully by the second, third, fourth, and fifth year as compared to those students who do not complete the course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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