Status of Critical Thinking in the WorkplacePosted: September 16, 2015
Status of Critical Thinking in the Workplace –
the Most Important Skill for Business Growth
This blog post by Person is a welcome gesture highlighting Critical Thinking, both to highlight its importance to actual work and business, and to call this to the attention of Higher Ed.
Tidbits: Specifically, when it comes to skills like critical thinking, it is consistently rated by employers as being a skill of increasing importance, and yet a recent study showed 49% of employers rate their employees’ critical thinking skills as only average or below average.
were more likely to be rated “excellent” for critical thinking than 2 year grads — 28 vs 4% — but for “adequate” skill level, community college graduates fared better with 73% to 63%. Overall the recent of 2 year grads rated as deficient, but I could help but wonder if the there was a bias in the reported scores for 2 year grads (e.g, graded on a curve, as this curve looked a bit strange.
This blog will feature more references to Critical Thinking going forward, as my research into better instruction and measurement for Critical Thinking and Problem Solving skills makes progress.