Critical Thinking Research Articles


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Aivles, C. B. (2000). Teaching and testing for critical thinking with Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. New York: Social Studies/Social Science Education Clearinghouse. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED446023)


Astleitner, H. (2002). Teaching critical thinking. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 29 (2), 53-76.


Browne, M. N. (2000). Distinguishing features of critical thinking classrooms. Teaching in Higher Education, 5(3), 301-309.


Beach, D. (2000). Constructing Composition and Critical Thinking. Washington DC: Reading, English, and Communication Clearinghouse. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED445341)


Burbach, M. E., Matkin, G. S., & Fritz, S. M. (2004). Teaching critical thinking in an introductory leadership course utilizing active learning strategies: A confirmatory study. College Student Journal, 38(3), 482-493.


Dalh, T. I., Bals, M., &Turi, A. L. (2005). Are students' beliefs about knowledge and learning associated with their reported use of learning strategies? British Journal of Educational Psychology, 75(2), 257-273.


Downs, D. (2000). Rethinking dogma: Teaching critical thinking in freshman composition. Urbana, IL: Reading, English, and Communication Clearinghouse. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED450377)


Dlugos, P. (2003). Using critical thinking to assess the ineffable. Community College Journal of Research & Practice, 27(7), 613-629.


Elder, L., Paul, R. (2004). Critical thinking... And the art of close reading (Part II). Journal of Developmental Education, 27(3), 36-37.


Elder, L., & Paul. R. (2004). Critical thinking . . . And the art of close reading (Part IV). Journal of Developmental Education, 28(2), 36-37.


Finster, D. C. (1992). New pathways for teaching chemistry. Liberal Education, 78(1), 14-20.


Fisher, K. (2003). Demystifying critical reflection: Defining criteria for assessment. Higher Education Research and Development, 22(3), 313-325.


Gong, R. (2005). The essence of critical thinking. Journal of Developmental Education, 28(3), 40.   


Greenlaw, S. A., DeLoach, S. B. (2003). Teaching critical thinking with electronic discussion. Journal of Economic Education, 34(1), 36-52.


Haas, P. F. (1992). Honors programs. Liberal Education, 78(1), 20-24.


Halper, D. F. (1999). Teaching for critical thinking: Helping college students develop the skills and dispositions of a critical thinker. New Directions for Teaching & Learning, 80, 69-74.


Holden, J., & Schmidt, J. S. (2002). Inquiry and the literary text: Constructing discussions in the English classroom. Urbana, IL: Reading, English and Communication Clearinghouse. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service NO. ED471390)


Ilacqua, J.A. (2003). Knowing economic theory: Applying the reflective judgment model in introductory

Economics. Education, 123(2), 368-75.


Jones, A. (2004). Teaching critical thinking: An investigation of a task in introductory macroeconomics. Higher Education Research and Development, 23(2), 167-181.


King, P. M. (1992). How do we know? Why do we believe? Liberal Education, 78(1), 2-10.


King and Kitchener’s Reflective Judgment Model. (1999). New Directions for Student Services, 88, 41-51.


Kroll, B. M. (1992). Reflective inquiry in a college English class. Liberal Education, 78(1), 10-14.


Leming, J. S. (1998). Some critical thoughts about the teaching of critical thinking. Social Studies, 89(2), 61-66.


Moore, T. (2004). The critical thinking debate: How general are general thinking skills? Higher Education Research and Development, 23(1), 3-18.


Nevins, K. J. (1992). Understanding students as learners. Liberal Education, 78(1), 24-28.


Paul, R., & Elder, L. (2004). Critical thinking… And the art of close reading (Part III). Journal of Developmental Education, 28(1), 36-37.


Paul, R., & Elder, L. (2005). Critical thinking... And the art of substantive writing (Part I). Journal of Developmental Education, 29(1), 40-41.


Parker, J. (1999). Thinking critically about literature. Teaching in Higher Education, 4(4), 473- 482.


Phillips, V., Bond, C. (2004). Undergraduates' experiences of critical thinking. Higher Education Research & Development, 23(3), 277-294.


Salibrici, M. M. (1999). Dissonance and rhetorical inquiry: A Burkean Model for critical reading and writing. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 42(8), 628-637.


Scott, M. (2000). Student, critic and literary text: A discussion of ‘critical

thinking' in a student essay. Teaching in Higher Education, 5(3), 277-288.


Tapper, J. (2004). Student perceptions of how critical thinking is embedded in a

degree program. Higher Education Research & Development, 23(2), 199-222.


Tremblay, K. R., & Downey, E. P. (2004). Identifying and evaluating research-based publications: Enhancing undergraduate student critical thinking skills. Education, 124(4), 734-740.


Tsui, L. (1999). Courses and instruction affecting critical thinking. Research in Higher Education, 40(2), 185-200.


Vallentyne, P., & Accordino, J. (1998). Teaching critical thinking about ethical issues across the curriculum. Liberal Education, 84(2), 46-52.


Van Gelder, R. (2005). Teaching critical thinking. College Teaching, 53(1), 41-46.


Visser, L., & Schlosser, C. (2003). Critical thinking distance education and traditional education. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 4(4), 401-407.





Astleitner, R., Darnell, K. (2001). Enhancing critical reading and writing through peer reviews: An exploration of assisted performance. Teaching Sociology, 29(1), 23-35.


Bob, C. (2001). A question and an argument: Enhancing student writing through guided research assignments. Political Science and Politics, 34(3), 653-655.


Hughes, C. (2003). Some thoughts on critical thinking. Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature, 57(2), 57-61.


Stevens, D., & VanNatta, M. (2002). Teaching critical observation as a sociological tool. Teaching Sociology, 30(2), 243-253.


Tsui, L. (2002). Fostering critical thinking through effective pedagogy: Evidence from four institutional case studies. The Journal of Higher Education, 73(6), 740-763.



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Erwin, T. D., & Sebrell, K. W. (2003). Assessment of critical thinking: ETS's tasks in critical thinking. The Journal of General Education, 52(1), 50-70.


Gellen, A. (2003). The effect of undergraduate student involvement on critical thinking: A Meta-analysis of the literature 1991-2000. Journal of College Student Development, 44(6), 746-762.


Giancarlo, C. A., & Facione, P. A. (2001). A look across four years at the disposition toward critical thinking among undergraduate students. The Journal of General Education, 50(1), 29-55.


Hagedorn, L. S., Pasacrella, E. T., Edison, M., Braxton, J., Nora, A., & Terenzini, P.T. (1999). Institutional context and the development of critical thinking: A research note. The Review of Higher Education, 22(3), 265-285.


Halpern, D. F. (2001). Assessing the effectiveness of critical thinking instruction. The Journal of General Education, 50(4), 270-286.


Kakai, H. (2000). The use of cross-cultural studies and experiences as a way of fostering critical thinking dispositions among college students. The Journal of General Education, 49(2), 110-131.

Linkon, S. L. (2005). The reader's apprentice: Making critical cultural reading visible. Pedagogy, 5(2), 247-273.

Tsui, L. (2000). Effects of campus culture on students' critical thinking. The Review of Higher Education, 23(40), 421-441.


Tsui, L. (2001). Faculty attitudes and the development of students' critical thinking. The Journal of General Education, 50(1), 1-28.


Williams, R. L. (2002). Thinking skills and work habits: Contributors to course performance. The Journal of General Education, 51(3), 200-227.


Williams, R. L., & Stockdale, S. L. (2003). High-performing students with low critical thinking skills. The Journal of General Education, 52(3), 199-225.