In our first blog post in this series , we highlighted how educators, students, families, and researchers are adapting while trying to engage in opportunities to support learning. COVID has created numerous challenges in education research with many studies needing to be modified or put on hold. At the same time, new research questions arise focusing on the impact of the pandemic on student learning, engagement, and achievement. Here, we highlight two IES-funded projects that are conducting timely and relevant research exploring the impact of COVID on learning and critical thinking. The research team will conduct a study during the school year to explore the relationship between student anxiety about the health risks associated with COVID and their math learning experiences.
Critical Thinking Definition, Skills, and Examples
Critical thinking in respiratory care practice: a qualitative research study
If you develop and master it early, it will be much easier for you to write academic papers. People who think critically are able to see things from different points of view. They are not usually prejudiced and avoid bias in decision-making, this is how scientific people should think during their studies. This skill helps you analyze information wisely and make correct deductions. It also helps you be a skeptic when you work with unproven and suspicious information, that is why a teacher tries to develop these skills in you.
Critical thinking is essential life skill. Learn why it is so important and how you can help children learn and practice these skills. We use critical thinking skills every day.
Specifically, it investigated whether student participation in the DP contributed to higher levels of critical thinking, as measured by an established critical thinking assessment instrument. Researchers also examined DP curricular elements that may support critical thinking, and explored the perspectives of DP students and teachers. The results suggest that the IB embraces a mixed approach to critical thinking development, which is largely in line with best practice research. Quantitative findings indicated that IB students had significantly higher levels of critical thinking than their non-IB peers—an advantage that held even after matched samples of IB and non-IB students were used for comparison.