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IB students ‘appear to hold an advantage’ in critical thinking, finds study.

In an online article published by Independent Education Today, dated Nov. 11, 2020, author Julian Owen reports on findings of a study commissioned by the International Baccalaureate which examined the impact of its diploma programme (DP) on students’ critical thinking abilities.

Researchers focused on more than 560 students from eight schools in Australia, England, and Norway and noted “After controlling for covariates – including student personality variables, cognitive abilities, socio-economic status indicators and demographic characteristics – participation in the DP was a significant predictor of critical thinking. Specifically, DP students had significantly higher critical thinking than their non-DP peers.” Click here to read the full article. 

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