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Teaching and assessing critical thinking : the interaction of student approaches to learning and teaching approaches

Thompson, Robert M., Irmer, Bernd E., & Tang, Tommy (2012) Teaching and assessing critical thinking : the interaction of student approaches to learning and teaching approaches. In Mortimer, R. (Ed.) 15th International First Year in Higher Education Conference : New Horizons, 26-29 June 2012, Sofitel Brisbane Central, Brisbane, QLD.

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      Abstract

      This study explored the relationship among student approaches to learning and teaching methods on critical thinking in two business units. Key findings included differences in critical thinking scores between student approaches to learning and some evidence of an interaction between student approaches to learning and critical thinking teach method (immersion vs. infusion). Possible explanations for the results are examined and implications for developing critical thinking skills across a degree discussed. What is apparent is that as Universities move towards program-wide level assessment of critical thinking, further work is required in terms of the design of critical thinking teaching interventions and assessment at the unit, school, and degree level. The session will discuss the challenges in developing critical thinking programs in individual units and at the Faculty level.

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      ID Code: 52055
      Item Type: Conference Paper
      Keywords: Teaching, Critical Thinking, First Year University Students, Learning and Teaching Approaches
      ISBN: 9781921897399
      Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
      Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
      Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation
      Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
      Current > Schools > School of Management
      Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
      Deposited On: 20 Jul 2012 08:42
      Last Modified: 25 Jul 2012 12:16

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