The Influence of Debate on Chinese College Students’ Critical Thinking Disposition: A Multiple Case Study Based on Paul-Elder Model of Critical Thinking
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- Debate; Intellectual traits; Paul-Elder Model of Critical Thinking; Multiple case study
In China, compared with the growing enthusiasm in debate among Chinese students, research in this field is relatively weak. Therefore, in order to gain an in-depth understanding of how forensic participation influence students’ critical thinking, especially their intellectual disposition, I conducted this multiple case study based on Paul-Elder Model of Critical Thinking. My research question is “How does Chinese college students’ critical thinking disposition change as a result of participating in debate?” After six month’s observation on the debate team and three face-to-face interviews with each respondent, I found that forensic participation helps developing student’s intellectual traits, which are indispensable to critical thinking skills. Moreover, forensic participation helps the students to get rid of ego-centric and socio-centric thinking, which paves the way for them to become real critical thinkers.
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TY - CONF AU - Yanan Hu PY - 2018/08 DA - 2018/08 TI - The Influence of Debate on Chinese College Students’ Critical Thinking Disposition: A Multiple Case Study Based on Paul-Elder Model of Critical Thinking BT - Proceedings of the 2018 2nd International Conference on Education Science and Economic Management (ICESEM 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 21 EP - 26 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icesem-18.2018.5 DO - 10.2991/icesem-18.2018.5 ID - Hu2018/08 ER -