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Djamàa, Sara – Computers in the Schools, 2018
In light of the paramount value placed on critical thinking (CT) in higher education and the scarcity of research into the use of cinematic adaptations to this end, this study investigated the incorporation of film into the source literature to hone students' cognitive skills in the areas of analysis, inference, evaluation, induction, and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
Brodhead, Josette – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The ability to function effectively in a dynamic, culturally diverse healthcare environment requires both critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 2008) recognizes the importance of humanities in the baccalaureate nursing curriculum. This quasi-experimental, nonrandomized…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Undergraduate Students, Critical Thinking, Logical Thinking
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Stephenson, N. S.; Sadler-McKnight, N. P. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2016
The Science Writing Heuristic (SWH) laboratory approach is a teaching and learning tool which combines writing, inquiry, collaboration and reflection, and provides scaffolding for the development of critical thinking skills. In this study, the California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST) was used to measure the critical thinking skills of…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Chemistry
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Samson, Patricia L. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2016
In a meta-analytic review of critical thinking in social work education, findings revealed variability in research designs, methods, and subsequent findings. The 10 studies reviewed assessed different components of critical thinking and highlighted different potential moderator variables. Although there are significant limitations to all the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Social Work, Meta Analysis, Research Design
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Jou, Min; Lin, Yen-Ting; Wu, Din-Wu – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
With the development of information technology and popularization of web applications, students nowadays have grown used to skimming through information provided through the Internet. This reading habit led them to be incapable of analyzing or integrating information they have received. Hence, knowledge management and critical thinking (CT) have,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Critical Thinking, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods
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Gupta, Tanya; Burke, K. A.; Mehta, Akash; Greenbowe, Thomas J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
The Science Writing Heuristic (SWH) laboratory instruction approach has been used successfully over a decade to engage students in laboratory activities. SWH-based instruction emphasizes knowledge construction through individual writing and reflection, and collaborative learning as a group. In the SWH approach, writing is a core component of…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Goeden, Terrah J.; Kurtz, Martha J.; Quitadamo, Ian J.; Thomas, Carin – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
In the Community-Based Inquiry (CBI) instructional method, cooperative student groups complete case study activities based on scientific literature and conduct their own laboratory investigations that address authentic community needs. This study compared critical thinking and content knowledge outcomes between traditional Introduction to…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Cooperative Learning, Case Studies
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Abrami, Philip C.; Bernard, Robert M.; Borokhovski, Eugene; Waddington, David I.; Wade, C. Anne; Persson, Tonje – Review of Educational Research, 2015
Critical thinking (CT) is purposeful, self-regulatory judgment that results in interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and inference, as well as explanations of the considerations on which that judgment is based. This article summarizes the available empirical evidence on the impact of instruction on the development and enhancement of critical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Meta Analysis, Instructional Effectiveness
Ebersole-Berkstresser, Kristie Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Nurse educators, at every level of pre-licensure nursing education, are charged with developing critical thinking skills within their students. Post-clinical conference is one teaching strategy that nurse educators can employ to help promote the development of critical thinking skills in pre-licensure nursing students. However, traditional…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Nursing Education, Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods
Carson-Davis, Shirley – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The task of developing vocational nursing students' critical thinking abilities is one of the greatest challenges facing nurse educators today. Licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) must be trained to think critically in order to provide safe patient care. Due to the expanded role and functions in the LVN's scope of practice, LVNs are making more…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Critical Thinking, Nursing Education, Decision Making
Phelan, Jack Gordon – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the effects of a critical thinking instructional intervention in a higher education technology course with the purpose of determining the extent to which the intervention enhanced student critical thinking knowledge, skills, dispositions, application and transfer abilities. Historically, critical thinking has been considered…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Intervention, Mixed Methods Research
McGuire, Lauren A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study investigated the effect of direct instruction in rhetorical analysis on students' critical thinking abilities, including knowledge, skills, and dispositions. The researcher investigated student perceptions of the effectiveness of argument mapping; Thinker's Guides, based on Paul's model of critical thinking; and Socratic questioning.…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Pretests Posttests, Critical Thinking, Student Attitudes
Boulter, Marla Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined the influence of instructor-facilitated Socratic questioning in online discussions on the critical thinking skills of undergraduate students enrolled in a proprietary institution with nonselective admissions criteria. A sample of students was purposively selected from two sections of an online introductory business course, with…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Undergraduate Students, Critical Thinking, Content Analysis
Rodriguez, Eva L. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The popularity of using online instruction (both in blended and complete distance learning) in higher education settings is increasing (Appana, 2008; Newton, 2006; Oh, 2006). Occupational therapy educators are using blended learning methods under the assumption that this learning platform will facilitate in their students the required level of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Critical Thinking, Occupational Therapy
Buerdsell, Sherri Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2009
As an institution of higher education and as a Hispanic-serving institution, New Mexico State University has a responsibility to its students to provide the skills and experiences necessary for each and every student to become a responsible, reflective citizen, capable of making informed decisions. Postsecondary science has traditionally been…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods
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