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Critical thinking at Rwanda’s public universities : Emerging evidence of a crucial development priority

Schendel, Rebecca (2015) Critical thinking at Rwanda’s public universities : Emerging evidence of a crucial development priority. International Journal of Educational Development, 42. pp. 96-105. ISSN 0738-0593. DOI 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2015.04.003

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Abstract

Rwanda's national development strategy relies heavily on expanding access to higher education, largely due to an assumption that a university education encourages the ability to think critically about problems and to use evidence when making decisions. This study empirically investigated this assumption by administering a performance-task-based test of critical thinking, adapted for use in Rwanda, to students enrolled at three of Rwanda's most prestigious public institutions. Results of the study suggest that Rwandan students are not substantially improving in their critical thinking ability during their time at university. These findings have significant implications for Rwanda's development agenda.

Item Type: Article
Controlled Keywords: Higher education, Universities, Development, Educational policy, Teaching and learning
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2015 09:37
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2015 09:37
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