Presenter Email

milleria@siu.edu

Submission Type

Presentation

Topic Area

Workforce Development

Keywords

Critical thinking, cognitive skills, collegiate aviation, problem solving

Abstract

Critical thinking requires an individual to gather and interpret data, develop conclusions based upon relevant findings, and implement the best solution. The dynamic aviation industry requires these skills of its pilots, maintainers, and managers for companies to remain successful. Collegiate aviation programs need to teach critical thinking and cognitive skills to allow students entering the workforce to become these successful aviation managers, maintainers, and pilots. Since August 2021, Southern Illinois University has been conducting a study to inform the development of these techniques for promoting critical thinking skills in the classroom and determine their efficacy. SIU will provide the preliminary findings of the study so attendees can begin to formulate a framework allowing for the integration of critical thinking and cognitive skills into their existing curriculum.

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Development of Critical Thinking Skills In Collegiate Aviation Programs

Critical thinking requires an individual to gather and interpret data, develop conclusions based upon relevant findings, and implement the best solution. The dynamic aviation industry requires these skills of its pilots, maintainers, and managers for companies to remain successful. Collegiate aviation programs need to teach critical thinking and cognitive skills to allow students entering the workforce to become these successful aviation managers, maintainers, and pilots. Since August 2021, Southern Illinois University has been conducting a study to inform the development of these techniques for promoting critical thinking skills in the classroom and determine their efficacy. SIU will provide the preliminary findings of the study so attendees can begin to formulate a framework allowing for the integration of critical thinking and cognitive skills into their existing curriculum.

 

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