Meditation and Critical Thinking and Individual Characteristics: A Quasi- Experimental Study

ID: 49842 Type: Best Practices Session
  1. Barbara Fedock and Susan Ferebees, University of Phoenix, United States
  2. Alicia Holland, University of Phoenix , United States
  3. Gwendolyn Dooley and Liston Bailey, University of Phoenix, United States

Monday, November 14 10:40 AM-11:00 AM

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The challenge of improving critical thinking in online education demands creative approaches. Effective learning requires a creative approach toward informing and inspiring traditional, online, and blended learning students. Meditation positively influences critical thinking skills and might provide an effective strategy to improve critical thinking for online and blended learning students. A limited number of studies exist on the effects of age and ethnicity, as well as gender and education, on the use of mediation to strengthen critical thinking in traditional and online courses. The implications for positive change is a new framework for critical thinking that empowers students to use mediation as a tool to increase critical thinking and facilitate the learning process, especially in online and blended classes.

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