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Bandyopadhyay, Subir; Szostek, Jana – Journal of Education for Business, 2019
Critical thinking is a skill that potential employers expect all graduates to possess. Hence, most business management programs consider critical thinking as an important student learning goal. Unfortunately, there is ambiguity about how to best assess critical thinking, both as a skill and a learning outcome. The authors empirically demonstrate…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Business Administration Education, College Students, Student Evaluation
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Arisoy, Betul; Aybek, Birsel – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2021
Purpose: "Good thinking" has become very important in today's world. A good thinker should have critical thinking skills as well as critical thinking virtues. Some researchers stated that teaching critical thinking within certain disciplines and subject areas would significantly contribute to the development of students as strong…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Mathematics Education, Thinking Skills, Student Attitudes
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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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Seah, Rebecca; Beencke, Andrew – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2019
In this article, Rebecca Seah and Andrew Beencke explore the importance of developing critical thinking and spatial reasoning skills. They explore a series of activities designed to develop the visualisation and critical thinking skills with Year 4 students.
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Skill Development
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Lantian, Anthony; Bagneux, Virginie; Delouvée, Sylvain; Gauvrit, Nicolas – Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2021
Critical thinking is of paramount importance in our society. People regularly assume that critical thinking is a way to reduce conspiracy belief, although the relationship between critical thinking and conspiracy belief has never been tested. We conducted two studies (Study 1, N = 86; Study 2, N = 252), in which we found that critical thinking…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Beliefs, Thinking Skills, Persuasive Discourse
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Palavan, Özcan – Educational Research and Reviews, 2020
The aim of this study is to identify the dispositions and opinions of prospective teachers towards critical thinking and to develop primarily their critical thinking dispositions. Pretest-posttest research design was implemented in this study without a control group. The study group was formed with the purposive sampling method. A total of 57…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Personality
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Kleinig, John – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
This article discusses the tension between trust, as an expression of interpersonal commitment, and critical thinking, which includes a demand for reasons. It explores the importance of each for individual flourishing, and then seeks to establish some ways in which they intersect, drawing on ideas of authority and trustworthiness. It argues that…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Critical Thinking, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Influences
Chen, X. Mara – Geography Teacher, 2021
Both critical thinking and creative thinking have been essential in building and reshaping human civilization and intellectual landscapes. Teaching aims to educate and train students to become competent, creative, and critical thinkers. An overarching educational goal is that students should be able to collect and analyze data, build knowledge,…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Earth Science, Science Education
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Nakatani, Kazuo; Wynekoop, Judy – e-Journal of Business Education and Scholarship of Teaching, 2020
Employers expect college graduates to be critical thinkers. However, the impact of college curricula on critical thinking skills is debated. Furthermore, individuals with low critical thinking ability may have difficulty improving it, since they may lack the metacognition skills needed to accurately assess weaknesses in their thought processes. A…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Logical Thinking
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Jiang, Shuaipu; Sun, Qi – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
This paper explores the experience of how Chinese international doctoral students develop critical thinking. Narrative interviews are conducted. Narrative thematic analysis is adopted. Four big themes are generated, which are understanding of critical thinking, comparison and contrasts, factors contributing to development of critical thinking and…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Doctoral Students, Critical Thinking, Comparative Analysis
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Egmir, Eray; Ocak,, Ijlal – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2020
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between teacher candidates' critical thinking standards and reflective thinking skills. The study investigates the level of critical thinking standard and reflective thinking skills of teacher candidates as well. Also, another sub-problem of the study is whether reflective thinking skills…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Critical Thinking, Reflection, Thinking Skills
Evans, Carla – National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, 2020
There is a growing interest in conceptualizing, defining, and assessing what are often called 21st century skills or deeper learning competencies. The purpose of this literature review is to explore the conceptualizations, definitions, and understandings in the research literature related to critical thinking. Key initial questions include: What…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, 21st Century Skills, Skill Development, Definitions
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Dwyer, Christopher P.; Walsh, Anne – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2020
Critical thinking is a metacognitive process that, through purposeful, self-regulatory reflective judgment; skills of analysis, evaluation and inference; and a disposition towards thinking, increases the chances of producing a logical conclusion to an argument or solution to a problem. Critical thinking is vital for not only educational…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Skill Development, Thinking Skills, Units of Study
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Akatsuka, Yuya – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2020
This study examined the effects of an approach that promotes EFL learners' critical thinking in an online EFL setting. Although recent studies have examined approaches to foster EFL learners' critical thinking, studies conducted in online settings are under-development. The participants were 31 Japanese undergraduate students enrolled in an online…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Critical Thinking, Second Language Learning
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Thonney, Teresa; Montgomery, Joseph C. – College Teaching, 2019
Although faculty agree that critical thinking is an important learning outcome for college courses, experts disagree on how to define and conceptualize critical thinking. Some researchers see it as a general skill, similar to reading or mathematics. Others see it as highly specific to each academic discipline, with critical thinking in one…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, College Students
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