“CUNY’s Critical Thinking Skill Initiative” Ranked No.1 by LOEX Currents

March 5, 2013 | News

An article about CUNY’s Critical Thinking Skill Initiative (College & Research Library News) was ranked No. 1 on LOEX Currents’ list of recommended readings for February, 2013.  The Critical Thinking Skills Initiative, a Verizon-grant funded program, was piloted at LaGuardia Community College and the CUNY School of Professional Studies in 2011. Students who successfully completed the pilot showed improved performance on the ETS iSkills assessment test and received grades that far exceeded similar courses in the past.  The Critical Thinking Skills Initiative is the brainchild of Curtis Kendrick, University Dean for Libraries and Information Resources at CUNY.  LOEX is an educational clearinghouse that distributes an e-mail current awareness service to librarians.

 

Irene Gashurov and Ann Matsuuchi (February 2013). “CUNY’s Critical Thinking Skills Initiative: Redesigning Workforce Education Through Information Literacy Learning,” College & Research Library News, 74(2), 70-73.