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Journal:   STUDIES IN EDUCATION & PSYCHOLOGY   2011 , Volume 11 , Number 2; Page(s) 103 To 120.
 
Paper: 

CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS OF STUDENTS IN THE BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM IN FERDOWSI UNIVERSITY OF MASHHAD

 
Author(s):  JAVIDI KALATEH JAFARABADI TAHEREH*, ABDOLI AFSANEH
 
* FERDOWSI UNIVERSITY OF MASHHAD
 
Abstract: 
The purpose of the present research was to evaluate students’ critical thinking at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (WGCTA) was administered with on 144 undergraduate students in order to measure their critical thinking skills. WGCTA contains 80 items across five domains of critical thinking: Drawing Inferences, Recognizing Assumptions, Argument Evaluation, Deductive Reasoning, and Logical Interpretation. The results of a series of independent t-tests showed no difference across the two genders or across various academic desciplines; however, seniors scored significantly higher on critical thinking than freshmen.
 
Keyword(s): CRITICAL THINKING, STUDENT, SKILL, HIGHER EDUCATION
 
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