What is it about?
This paper explores what impact students’ critical thinking disposition has on their learning when using business simulations. Previous research has found that simulations are an effective way to bridge practice and theory. However, this research questions whether simulations are suitable for all students no matter what level of critical thinking they currently have.
Why is it important?
This research found that the level of critical thinking disposition is positively related to students’ achievement in meeting learning outcomes. In particular, an increase in the critical thinking disposition dimensions of engagement and cognitive maturity could predict an increase in the obtainment of learning outcomes. This indicates that the use of simulations in education might be better suited to students who already have a reasonable level of critical thinking.
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This page is a summary of: Reprint: The impact of critical thinking disposition on learning using business simulations, The International Journal of Management Education, November 2015, Elsevier,
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