Journal article

Assessing critical thinking in business education: Key issues and practical solutions

Angelito Calma, Valeria Cotronei-Baird

The International Journal of Management Education | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021


Developing critical thinking is an important goal in higher education and, more importantly, in business education. Yet, it is uncertain to what extent assessment influences students' critical thinking development and enhancement. This paper presents data from a study that applied a framework we developed to identify evidence of students’ ability to think critically and whether students face challenges at applying critical thinking. A sample of 100, 2000-word group reports from a masters business analysis subject were evaluated using a critical thinking assessment rubric. We followed this with a content analysis of 49 reports using our developed framework to identify the demonstration of cri..

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