Title

A Comparative Analysis of Economics Graduates' Learning Styles and Critical Thinking Skills

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Costas Siriopoulos
Gerasimos A. Pomonis

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

SSRN Electronic Journal

Publication Date

1-1-2006

Abstract

We report on the results of a two-phase survey aiming to explore the learning preferences and critical thinking skills of graduates in economics, compare the findings with graduates of other disciplines, and identify the determinant dimensions of their developed learning and thinking skills. Kolb' LSIv3, Honey and Mumford's LSQ-80-item, and CCTST Form B have been utilized and results show significant differences: in some dimensions of learning styles; in some scales of critical thinking skills; processing and transforming of information and experience to be the most common determinant dimension in student learning; the use of student active-learning modes to be the determinant of critical thinking skills development; the use of teaching methods to have an impact on learning but their impact on critical thinking is not documented, albeit a further exploration yields indications that need further research.

ISSN

1556-5068

Publisher

Elsevier BV

Disciplines

Education | Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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