A Critical Thinking Benchmark for a Department of Agricultural Education and Studies

dc.contributor.author Perry, Dustin
dc.contributor.author Retallick, Michael
dc.contributor.author Retallick, Michael
dc.contributor.author Paulsen, Thomas
dc.contributor.department Agricultural Education and Studies
dc.date 2018-02-17T11:08:33.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T22:51:39Z
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dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2014
dc.date.issued 2014-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Due to an ever changing world where technology seemingly provides endless answers, today’s higher education students must master a new skill set reflecting an emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, and communications. The purpose of this study was to establish a departmental benchmark for critical thinking abilities of students majoring in agricultural education and studies. Seventy-five senior-level undergraduates completed a Critical Thinking Assessment Test (CAT) during the spring 2013 semester. A one-sample t-test utilizing national norm data and a step-wise regression model analyzing predictors of critical thinking ability were used to address research objectives. The only critical thinking skill area where participants’ mean scores were statistically higher than the national norm mean score was in the ability to summarize a pattern of results from a graph without making inappropriate inferences. Further, step-wise regression for total critical thinking score revealed ACT score was the only significant predictor of overall critical thinking ability.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is from <em><em>Journal of Agricultural Education</em> </em>55 (2014): 207, <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.5032/jae.2014.05207" target="_blank">doi:10.5032/jae.2014.05207</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.5032/jae.2014.05207
dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural Education
dc.subject.disciplines Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
dc.subject.disciplines Educational Methods
dc.subject.keywords critical thinking
dc.subject.keywords problem solving
dc.subject.keywords communication
dc.subject.keywords benchmark
dc.title A Critical Thinking Benchmark for a Department of Agricultural Education and Studies
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