This dissertation focuses on fostering learning and transfer of critical thinking skills of higher education students. It has been investigated which instructional methods are effective in promoting an essential aspect of critical thinking, that is, the ability to avoid bias in reasoning and decision making.

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Keywords Critical Thinking, Heuristics and Biases, Instructional Design, Higher Education
Promotor T.A.J.M. van Gog (Tamara) , P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen (Peter) , A.E.G. Heijltjes (Anita)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor The research reported in this dissertation was conducted in the context of the Interuniversity Center for Educational Sciences (ICO). It was funded by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO project number 409-15-203) and co-financed by Avans University of Applied Sciences.
ISBN 978-94-6416-112-0
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Note For copyright reasons there is a partial embargo for this dissertation
van Peppen, L. M. (2020, September 25). Fostering Critical Thinking: Generative processing strategies to learn to avoid bias in reasoning. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from