Date of publication: 2017-09-06 06:39
Although no single definition of critical thinking exists, much research has been conducted on critical thinking. The critical thinking research in the higher education arena has been broad and extensive, while research on the allied health professions lags behind. The results of this study will help to establish a foundation for allied health programs to determine the level of critical thinking skills their graduates possess. This study can inform deans, program directors, and department chairs, as well as faculty, on the extent to which critical thinking is demonstrated in their program’s graduates. Results of the study can provide a foundation for faculty to make changes in the curriculum to improve students’ critical thinking skills.
The author would like to acknowledge the assistance of colleagues at the University of Suwon, Dr. Ian Done D. Ramos and Vincent Gilhooley, for their contributions to the direction and focus of this essay, and for their assistance with its many revisions.
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This is a problem, she says, not just with faculty in teacher preparation programs, but with faculty as a rule. Most teachers have never been explicitly taught the intellectual skills inherent in critical thinking. Many of them teach as if learning were equivalent to rote memorisation. Teachers tend to teach as they have been taught. Many confuse schooling with intellectual development.
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Equally important to the healthcare industry, but often overlooked, are the allied health professions. Allied health professionals are “involved with the delivery of health or related services pertaining to the identification, evaluation and prevention of diseases and disorders dietary and nutrition services rehabilitation and health systems management, among others.” 66 Studies related to critical thinking were found in radiographic technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and dental hygiene professions. 67–65 The majority of these studies evaluated critical thinking skills as an outcome measure based on licensure examination scores.
The literature that currently exists recognizes the importance of critical thinking and the evaluation of students’ critical thinking skills. When assessing the critical thinking skills of college students, one must also consider the critical thinking skills of college educators. The ability to think critically and the ability to teach critical thinking skills warrant an investigation into how the two areas can be successfully merged. The information gathered from an assessment of critical thinking skills among college educators could help inform college administrators, deans, program directors, department chairs, and faculty on how to better train educators to teach critical thinking skills to their students.