ERIC Number: EJ1085453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Identifying Critical Thinking Styles to Enhance Volunteer Development
Gay, Keegan D.; Terry, Bryan; Lamm, Alexa J.
Journal of Extension, v53 n6 Article 6TOT2 Dec 2015
Diversity in learning options can increase efficacy of volunteer development systems. The University of Florida Critical Thinking Inventory (UFCTI) is designed to explicate an individual's critical thinking style based upon a continuum from Seeking Information to Engagement. Static and interpretive materials are best used with individuals of a Seeking Information style, while interactive elements are better suited for those preferring Engagement. Extension educators should consider measuring volunteer critical thinking styles using the UFCTI and then aligning programs with the needs of their learners. This article describes potential benefits and uses for the instrument and its relevancy to volunteerism in Extension.
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Volunteer Training, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Style, Needs Assessment, Extension Education, Extension Agents, Measurement Techniques, College Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida