Poster 4:

Critical Thinking Dispositions for University Students: What and Why?

Sharmila Fathima  Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia

Critical Thinking (CT) is a multifactorial construct comprising numerous skills and dispositions. CT dispositions are ingrained habits of mind that affect the capacity to apply CT skills. Academic resilience is linked to CT dispositions, as it enables students to approach challenges more thoughtfully and to acquire the mindset required to persevere in the face of difficulties. Recent research has mostly focused on CT skills rather than on dispositions. The current study with students and staff used a Nominal Group Technique to identify which CT dispositions were most readily fostered in higher education. This poster will focus primarily on the perspectives of academic staff and students revealed in the study.

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