For the past five years , the Little College at Bowling Green State University has been experimenting with various approaches to developing the critical thinking skills of incoming freshmen . Data resulting from evaluative research completed demonstrate that students can be helped to achieve significant gains in their ability to think critically. They also suggest differences in the viability of alternative curricular approaches to achieve this goal. The paper itself profiles many of the problems and issues pertinent to "experimenting" programs, including assumptions about the goals of general education, faculty recruitment, pedagogy, and evaluation . At present , the Little College finds itself in the mainstream of what is being called "competency-based learning."
Litwin, James L.; Giardina, Richard C.; and Browne, M. Neil
"The Little College at Bowling Green: Developing Critical Thinking Skills in a General Education Context,"
Perspectives: Vol. 7
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/perspectives/vol7/iss3/3