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Sullivan, Joanna – Journal of Educational Research, 1973
Purpose of this study was to show the relationship of arithmetic reasoning, critical thinking, fluency of words, fluency of ideas, sensitivity to problems, and general intelligence to literal and critical reading of sixth and eighth grade pupils. (Author)
Descriptors: Convergent Thinking, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Grade 6
Richard, Cathleen Becnel – ProQuest LLC, 2010
A problem facing education today is that learning typically requires rote memorization rather than the use of higher-order thinking skills. Higher-order thinking is needed in a global society to solve real world problems, therefore students should be required to develop and practice higher-order thinking skills. The purpose of this mixed method…
Descriptors: College Students, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Problem Solving
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Slisko, Josip; Cruz, Adrian Corona – European Journal of Physics Education, 2013
There is a general agreement that critical thinking is an important element of 21st century skills. Although critical thinking is a very complex and controversial conception, many would accept that recognition and evaluation of assumptions is a basic critical-thinking process. When students use simple mathematical model to reason quantitatively…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Statistical Analysis, Critical Thinking
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Okhrei, Viktoria – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2018
The necessity for the development and restructuring of pharmacists' training programs to correspond their increased practical role in society has been substantiated. It has been determined that Canada for the last decade has introduced a lot of changes concerning enhancement of pharmacists' training, among which the following are of special…
Descriptors: Pharmaceutical Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Accreditation (Institutions)
Chaney, Philip L.; Doukopoulos, Lindsay – Geography Teacher, 2018
Sustainability is an important topic of discussion in geography as society faces increasing challenges from depletion of natural resources and degradation of the natural environment (Yates 2012; Goudie 2013). A primary goal of educators is to prepare students to address complex issues such as these in their personal lives and professional careers.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Geography Instruction, Active Learning, Water
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Geisler, Paul R.; Lazenby, Todd W. – Athletic Training Education Journal, 2009
Objective: To address the need for a more definitive approach to critical thinking during athletic training educational experiences by introducing the clinical reasoning model for critical thinking. Background: Educators are aware of the need to teach students how to think critically. The multiple domains of athletic training are comprehensive and…
Descriptors: Athletics, Trainers, Clinical Experience, Critical Thinking
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Lane, Amy M.; Allis, Sarah; Allman, Nicole; Pettys, Alicia; Quinlan, Meredith; Seifert, Britta – Journal of College and Character, 2013
This ethnographic project explored the extent to which the campus culture at a small liberal arts college was open to student experiences and expressions of the spiritual and the religious. The authors found that despite the college's reputation for valuing diversity and a commitment to social justice, students shared a narrative of religious…
Descriptors: College Students, Liberal Arts, Ethnography, School Culture
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Listyani, Lydia – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Purpose: Second language writing as an inherent part of ELT is no exception. One specific part of second language writing in which visual images can be used is narrative essay writing. Visual images, in this case, comic series and pictures, can be a very useful aid in stimulating students' ideas, creativity, as well as interest and ability in…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Story Telling, Writing (Composition), Writing Ability
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Eppes, Tom A.; Milanovic, Ivana; Sweitzer, H. Fredrick – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
In this article we describe a curricular strategy that improves the full range of skillsets critical to capstone success. Improved Capstone (ICap) was developed and implemented across the thermo-fluids topical area in the undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Technology Program at the University of Hartford. ICap experiential courses sequentially…
Descriptors: Assignments, Engineering Technology, Information Literacy, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Kuo, Fan-Ray – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Web-based problem-solving, a compound ability of critical thinking, creative thinking, reasoning thinking and information-searching abilities, has been recognised as an important competence for elementary school students. Some researchers have reported the possible correlations between problem-solving competence and information searching ability;…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Structural Equation Models, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking
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Giselsson, Kristi – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2020
Critical thinking is a core skill within tertiary education, traditionally relying on such principles as logic and truth. Relativistic pedagogical frameworks, such as critical literacy, however, have become increasingly widespread within all levels of education and call into question such principles. In order to ascertain whether critical thinking…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Critical Literacy, Student Evaluation, College Students
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Brill, Robert T.; Gilfoil, David M.; Doll, Kristen – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
Academic researchers have often touted the growing importance of "soft skills" for modern day business leaders, especially leadership and communication skills. Despite this growing interest and attention, relatively little work has been done to develop and validate tools to assess soft skills. Forty graduate students from nine MBA…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Leadership
Rome, Candice – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this comparative experimental project was to compare the impact of simulation-based learning experiences to traditional clinical rotations on critical thinking acquisition of associate nursing students within a maternal-child course. Innovative pedagogies have been integrated in nursing programs to augment inadequate clinical…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Associate Degrees, Critical Thinking
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Rockwell, Steven C. – Communication Teacher, 2012
The increasing popularity of television shows featuring paranormal investigations has led to a renewed enthusiasm in ghost hunting activities, and belief in the paranormal in general. These shows typically feature a group of investigators who, while claiming to utilize proper scientifically correct methodologies, violate many core scientific…
Descriptors: Investigations, Scientific Methodology, Scientific Principles, Critical Thinking
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Padmanabha, C. H. – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2018
"Critical", "Criticism", and "Critic" all come from the age-old Greek word "Kritikos", meaning able to authorise, discern, or decide. In contemporary English, a "Critic" is someone whose job is to make appraise judgements, for example, about films, books, music, or food. It means giving a fair and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Reflection, Cognitive Development, Piagetian Theory
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