Developing Critical Thinking Skills: The Impact of Teaching Strategies in a Writing Course for Communication Students




critical thinking, journalism, higher education, teaching strategies, writing, Communication, SDGs, SDG 4, SDG 10


This research aimed at determining the incidence of the application of teaching strategies in the development of critical thinking skills in students of the subject Writing Styles majoring in communication at Universidad Don Bosco. Using a quasi-experimental design, the critical thinking skills of two groups of students were measured before and after the treatment applied to the experimental group. Such treatment consisted in the implementation of activities focused on developing critical thinking as a central aim of the selected writing course. The critical thinking skills considered in this study were: reasoning, problem-solving, and decision-making. The results revealed a positive impact of the application of the teaching strategies by significantly increasing their interest in expressing value judgments and solutions to social problems. Teachers should explicitly implement teaching activities to foster critical thinking in educational environments.


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How to Cite

Pérez-Penup, L., Vides, K., & Umaña Fernández, J. R. (2023). Developing Critical Thinking Skills: The Impact of Teaching Strategies in a Writing Course for Communication Students. Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Human Rights and Science, 5(3).