ERIC Number: EJ1018211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Faculty Approaches to Assessing Critical Thinking in the Humanities and the Natural and Social Sciences: Implications for General Education
Nicholas, Mark C.; Labig, Chalmer E., Jr.
Journal of General Education, v62 n4 p297-319 2013
An analysis of interviews, focus-group discussions, assessment instruments, and assignment prompts revealed that within general education, faculty assessed critical thinking as faceted using methods and criteria that varied epistemically across disciplines. Faculty approaches were misaligned with discipline-general institutional approaches. Findings have implications for the assessment of critical thinking and faculty development.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Critical Thinking, Interviews, Focus Groups, Assignments, General Education, Epistemology, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Philosophy, State Universities, Standardized Tests, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, Undergraduate Students
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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