Innovative Higher Education

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 55–67 | Cite as

Changes in personal orientation and critical thinking among adults returning to school through weekend college: An alternative evaluation

  • Peter T. Klassen


Seventy-two returning adult students participating in a weekend social science option showed statistically significant increases on 11Personal Orientation Inventory subscales and theWatson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal. The program involved an interdisciplinary and experiential learning approach. Utilizing t-tests, no significant differences between males and females on the pretest nor on pre-post change were found. This evaluation supports successful experiential learning as effective in continuation and reinforcement of the process of self-actualizing.


Social Science Social Psychology Experiential Learning Critical Thinking Learning Approach 
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