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Content-Free Critical Thinking Tests to Assess Programs and Courses Several commercially available tests attempt to assess critical thinking in a content-free way; that is, they do not assess thinking in nursing or biology or business management courses but instead assess the student's recognition of the use of evidence to support a claim, the validity of reasoning, logical fallacies, soundness of interpretations, drawing conclusions, and the like.
A review of critical thinking tests can be found at the web site of the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative US Department of Education at http: Often such tests are used by departments to assess whether their programs or courses have improved students' critical thinking.
Departments typically use the A version as a pre-test before students begin the program or course and the B version as a post-test.
Critical thinking occurs in the context of a course, so there is a a trend for developing context-specific thinking tests.
Insight Assessment has a test that measures reasoning in the health sciences. Holistic Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric Peter Facione and Noreen Facione have developed the four-level Holistic Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric to assess the critical thinking skills and some of the dispositions identified by the Delphi project as these skills are demonstrated by by students in essays, projects, presentations, clinical practices, and such.
The Facione and Facione Holistic Scoring Rubric is copied below and is available free, with a page of instructions, at http: Accurately interprets evidence, statements, graphics, questions, etc.
Identifies the salient arguments reasons and claims pro and con. Thoughtfully analyzes and evaluates major alternative points of view. Draws warranted, judicious, non-fallacious conclusions.
Justifies key results and procedures, explains assumptions and reasons.
Fair-mindedly follows where evidence and reasons lead. Identifies relevant arguments reasons and claims pro and con. Offers analyses and evaluations of obvious alternative points of view.
Justifies some results or procedures, explains reasons. Fairmindedly follows where evidence and reasons lead. Does most or many of the following: Misinterprets evidence, statements, graphics, questions, etc.
Fails to identify strong, relevant counter-arguments. Ignores or superficially evaluates obvious alternative points of view.
Justifies few results or procedures, seldom explains reasons. Regardless of the evidence or reasons maintains or defends views based on self-interest or preconceptions.
Offers biased interpretations of evidence, statements, graphics, questions, information, or the points of view of others.
Fails to identify or hastily dismisses strong, relevant counter-arguments. Ignores or superficially evaluates obvious alternative points of view Argues using fallacious or irrelevant reasons, and unwarranted claims. Exhibits close-mindedness or hostility to reason. Analytical Critical Thinking Scoring Rubrics Analytical rubrics provide more information than holistic rubrics.
The holistic rubric illustrated above combines five different kinds of thinking into a single category. Instead of the holistic rubric's lumping of several different traits into one category, an analytical rubric separates them.RN to BSN. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is an online degree program designed for current RNs who are ready to pursue the next level of their nursing education while working.
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In nursing, critical thinking for clinical decision-making is the ability to think in a systematic and logical manner with openness to question and reflect on the reasoning process used to ensure safe nursing practice and quality care (Heaslip).
CRITICAL THINKING AND NURSING PROCESS "Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection • Reflective thinking to create new knowledge • It determines whether you will succeed or fail in this fast paced world. Critical thinking~! Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
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