ASSESSMENT OF CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS IN PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS USING THE 21ST CENTURY BLOOM’S TAXONOMY MODEL

Peter Imbriale, Alina Zapalska

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Studies on critical thinking skills development with specific curriculum materials and instructional methods in economics are few and have been highly theoretical. This paper outlines the framework for developing the 21st Century Bloom’s Taxonomy model across a four-year undergraduate curriculum, enabling students to master critical thinking skills through a clearly defined six-stage process. An example Country Report project from an undergraduate Principles of Macroeconomics course is presented to demonstrate a specific strategy for advancing and assessing critical thinking skills. A critical thinking assessment instrument is also presented to compare student and instructor evaluations from the Country Report assignment.

 

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Bloom’s Taxonomy, critical thinking, assessment, economic education

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