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Unraveling the Effects of Critical Thinking Instructions, Practice, and Self-Explanation on Students' Reasoning Performance
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 43, No. 4 (July 2015) pp. 487–506
Acquisition of critical thinking skills is considered an important goal in higher education, but it is still unclear which specific instructional techniques are effective for fostering it. The main aim of this study was to unravel the impact of...
Improving critical thinking: Effects of dispositions and instructions on economics students' reasoning skills
Learning and Instruction Vol. 29, No. 1 (February 2014) pp. 31–42
This experiment investigated the impact of critical thinking dispositions and instructions on economics students' performance on reasoning skills. Participants (
Learning and Instruction Vol. 30, No. 1 (April 2014) pp. 32–42
In two studies, we investigated whether a recently developed psychometric instrument can differentiate intrinsic, extraneous, and germane cognitive load. Study I revealed a similar three-factor solution for language learning (