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Little, Irene Pruitt – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to examine the relationship between college experience at a HBCU and students' critical thinking skills. The theoretical framework included Astin's theory of involvement and Facione's taxonomy of critical thinking. The research site was a private four-year HBCU in the state of Alabama. The…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, African American Students, Private Colleges, Undergraduate Students
Kabay, Michele R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to 1) assess the critical thinking skill level of the athletic training student at onset and end of the clinical education experience 2) to examine the influence of the students' critical thinking skills and the CIs' supervision responses to the changes in the students' critical thinking skills and 3) to compare the…
Descriptors: Athletics, Physical Education, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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
Notgarnie, Howard M. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The complexity of decision-making in dental hygienists' practice requires critical thinking skills. Interest in raising educational standards for entry into the dental hygiene profession is a response to the demand for enhanced professional skills, including critical thinking skills. No studies found in the course of literature review compared…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Dentistry, Allied Health Occupations Education