A European collection of the Critical Thinking skills and dispositions needed in different professional fields for the 21st century

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dc.contributor.authorDumitr, Daniela-
dc.contributor.authorBigu, Dragos-
dc.contributor.authorElen, Jan-
dc.contributor.authorAhern, Aoife-
dc.contributor.authorMcNally, Ciaran-
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, John-
dc.contributor.authoret al.-
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-08T10:59:36Z-
dc.date.available2019-04-08T10:59:36Z-
dc.date.issued2018-01-
dc.identifier.isbn978-989-704-256-0-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/9840-
dc.description.abstractWithin the scope of the project CRITHINKEDU, this report provides an overall analysis of the understanding of Critical Thinking (CT) by employers and establishes similarities and differences in its expression, need and practical application at the workplace. Adopting a qualitative research methodology, 32 focus groups were conducted enrolling 189 professionals from 9 European countries. The focus groups comprised graduates from 4 different professional fields, namely Biomedical Sciences, STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Social Sciences and the Humanities. Based on the Facione’ theoretical framework (Facione, 1990), key findings are in line with previous studies (Jones, 2009; Jones, 2010; Grace & Orrock, 2015; Sin, Jones & Wang, 2015), suggesting that CT is widely understood and interpreted as a set of interdependent skills and dispositions that are unquestionably needed in recent graduates. This is due to today’s labour market and societal demands, although with slight differences in their practical application that tend to vary across professional fields.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUTADen_US
dc.subjectCritical thinkingen_US
dc.subjectProfessional developmenten_US
dc.subjectHigher educationen_US
dc.subjectLabor market needsen_US
dc.titleA European collection of the Critical Thinking skills and dispositions needed in different professional fields for the 21st centuryen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.internal.authorcontactotheraoife.ahern@ucd.ieen_US
dc.internal.webversionshttp://crithinkedu.utad.pt/en/crithinkedu/-
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.neeo.contributorDumitr|Daniela|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorBigu|Dragos|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorElen|Jan|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorAhern|Aoife|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorMcNally|Ciaran|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorO'Sullivan|John|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributoret al.||aut|-
dc.description.othersponsorshipEuropean Commission/EACEA, through the ERASMUS + Programmeen_US
dc.internal.rmsid883377815-
dc.date.updated2018-02-08T12:35:14Z-
dc.identifier.grantid2016-1-PT01-KA203-022808-
item.grantfulltextopen-
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