The Effectiveness of Instruction in Critical Thinking Chapter uri icon

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abstract

  • Undergraduate instruction in critical thinking is supposed to improve skills in critical thinking and to foster the dispositions (i.e., behavioral tendencies) of an ideal critical thinker. Students receiving such instruction already have these skills and dispositions to some extent, and their manifestation does not require specialized technical knowledge. Hence it is not obvious that the instruction actually does what it is supposed to do.

publication date

  • March 2015