Virtue and Inquiry: Bridging the Transfer Gap

  • Tracy Bowell
  • Justine Kingsbury


When the benefits of tertiary education are listed, the development of critical thinking is often near the top of the list (Bok 2006). The critical thinker can, among other things, assess evidence, judge the relevance of new information to existing beliefs, and break down a complex problem into less complex parts and work through them in an orderly way. Abilities like these are useful in myriad contexts beyond the classroom. It is easy to see why critical thinking is seized upon as an important part of higher education’s contribution to transforming students into lifelong learners.


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  • Tracy Bowell
  • Justine Kingsbury

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