Thomas, T., Kazlauskas, A. & Davis, T. (2004). Teaching first year students to communicate their reasoning. D. Nulty, N. Myers. 1-10. Brisbane, Australia: Queensland University of Technology.
It is important for university students to be able to think critically and reason. It is equally important that they be able to express their reasoning verbally or through the written word. This is particularly difficult for many of the international students, for whom English is a second language. This paper gives an overview of methods used in an Information Systems course at ACU National, whereby these skills were taught to the students. Some of the experiences of the students are then discussed and conclusions as to the effectiveness of the methods are drawn.
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