Effective pedagogy for improving critical thinking

  • Bigelow, John, (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • GOLD, Ian, (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Korb, Kevin, (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Oppy, Graham (Chief Investigator (CI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    Many people reason poorly, by almost any measure of reasoning. Although there is evidence that people can be taught to think critically, educators don't really know how. They don't know what works, what doesn't, and why. This study will systematically examine the effectiveness of different techniques for teaching reasoning and will cross-validate an Australian test of reasoning the GSA with an international standard. The expected outcomes of the study are data about what improves reasoning and about the success of the GSA. The significance of the study lies in the potential benefits these data will have to students and employers.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date3/02/0430/06/06

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD138,291.00
    • Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
    • Department of Education and Training (Comm): AUD29,872.00