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ERIC Number: EJ932143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
Evaluation of the ARDESOS Program: An Initiative to Improve Critical Thinking Skills
Saiz, Carlos; Rivas, Silvia F.
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v11 n2 p34-51 Apr 2011
It is desirable that reasoning, problem-solving and decision-making skills should form an integral part of our private and professional lives. Here we show how these skills can be improved through the use of the ARDESOS program. To test the effect of the program, we have also developed an assessment test (PENCRISAL). Our results are going in the desired direction. The ability to decide and make inductive inferences was improved, and this improvement was also seen in argumentation, although indirectly. In the future we must therefore improve our interventions in all factors, but in particular those referring to induction and problem-solving. Much remains to be done from the procedural point of view, but the preliminary results are very promising and we are convinced that our initiative has a good conceptual grounding. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain