Chinese Graduate Student Understandings and Struggles with Critical Thinking: A Narrative-Case Study

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  • Source:
    International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v13 n1 Article 5 2019. 7 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1203788
      Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University. IJ-SoTL, Georgia Southern University, Henderson Library 1301, Statesboro, GA 30460. e-mail: sotlij@georgiasouthern.edu; Web site: http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/ij-sotl/
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      1931-4744
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Qualitative research offers the potential to inform an ongoing issue concerning why international students struggle with critical thinking. This article approaches the issue by examining how international graduate students understand critical thinking as well as the challenges they have faced with critical thinking. The study used a narrative-case study framework to collect data from 4 Chinese international graduate students at a large mid-Western research university in the United States. The results showed that the participants had diverse conceptions of critical thinking and that they tended to focus on dispositions related to critical thinking rather than skills. These results suggest that participants' struggles may be related to diverse conceptualizations of critical thinking as well as an overemphasis on dispositions. Furthermore, educational differences between the U.S. and China were highlighted in the interviews with the participants, which supports other findings in the literature.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Physical Description:
      7
    • Education Level:
      Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      MAY2019
    • Publication Date:
      2019
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1203788
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LUCAS, K. J. Chinese Graduate Student Understandings and Struggles with Critical Thinking: A Narrative-Case Study. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, [s. l.], v. 13, n. 1, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 19 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Lucas KJ. Chinese Graduate Student Understandings and Struggles with Critical Thinking: A Narrative-Case Study. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 2019;13(1). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1203788&custid=s8280428. Accessed November 19, 2019.
    • APA:
      Lucas, K. J. (2019). Chinese Graduate Student Understandings and Struggles with Critical Thinking: A Narrative-Case Study. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 13(1). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1203788&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Lucas, Kyle J. 2019. “Chinese Graduate Student Understandings and Struggles with Critical Thinking: A Narrative-Case Study.” International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 13 (1). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1203788&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Lucas, K. J. (2019) ‘Chinese Graduate Student Understandings and Struggles with Critical Thinking: A Narrative-Case Study’, International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 13(1). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1203788&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 19 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Lucas, KJ 2019, ‘Chinese Graduate Student Understandings and Struggles with Critical Thinking: A Narrative-Case Study’, International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, vol. 13, no. 1, viewed 19 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Lucas, Kyle J. “Chinese Graduate Student Understandings and Struggles with Critical Thinking: A Narrative-Case Study.” International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, vol. 13, no. 1, Jan. 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1203788&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Lucas, Kyle J. “Chinese Graduate Student Understandings and Struggles with Critical Thinking: A Narrative-Case Study.” International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 13, no. 1 (January 1, 2019). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1203788&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lucas KJ. Chinese Graduate Student Understandings and Struggles with Critical Thinking: A Narrative-Case Study. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning [Internet]. 2019 Jan 1 [cited 2019 Nov 19];13(1). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1203788&custid=s8280428