REVIEW ARTICLE | June 29, 2019
Assessing the Critical Thinking Styles of International Faculty
R. Kirby Barrick, Catherine A. DiBenedetto
Page no 236-240
In addition to subject matter skills, today’s college students need reasoning, problem-solving and thinking skills.
Therefore, faculty need to understand the importance of those skills for students and themselves. As U.S. faculty engage
in working with counterparts in foreign institutions to enhance curricula, teaching, and student learning, knowing more
about faculty critical thinking styles should lead to more relevant professional development in international university
settings. This project utilized the Critical Thinking Inventory (CTI) to ascertain the critical thinking styles of male and
female faculty at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia during five, six-hour intensive workshops on teaching and
learning. The CTI is a validated measure of CT style. The 20-item inventory was administered, and results were analyzed
for separate groups, male and female, which is common in the Kingdom. Higher CTI scores indicate a “seeking
information” style and lower scores indicate an “engagement” style. Female KSU faculty indicated on average a slight
tendency toward the seeking style. Individually, 14 of the 22 females indicated a seeking style and 8 indicated an
engaging style of critical thinking. On average, male KSU faculty indicated a slight tendency toward the engaging style,
with 21 of the 39 males indicating the engaging style and the remaining18 indicating the seeking critical thinking style.
As U.S. faculty engage in international programs, faculty Critical Thinking styles can be used to inform activities.
Administering the CTI to students would also provide insight into student learning needs. Likewise, a better
understanding of CT style for international faculty and students in the U.S. could enhance their teaching and learning.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | June 30, 2019
Social Media Use and Its Effects to the Values of Tertiary School Students in Cagayan Valley, Philippines for Education Program Development
Jinky Marie T. Chua, Jennifer L. Luyun
Page no 241-246
In today's generation, a gadget becomes an indispensable companion that becomes our means in achieving the goal. This
study determined the use and effects of social media to the values of tertiary school students, which can be used as a basis
for the development of an educational program. A descriptive approach was used wherein the respondents were 80
students of Cagayan State University. A questionnaire was used as a guide which covers the demographic profile,
favorite networking sites, effects, and benefits they obtain from using social media. In general, it is found that the
benefits and effects of social media are significantly related to the values of young adults. Facebook/Messenger, Twitter,
and Instagram are the top three social media sites used by the students. Majority of the student respondents strongly
agreed that their day is not complete if they do not open their social media accounts, but overall social media has an
excellent effect on the students. In terms of benefits they get from social media, it garnered a 4.252 over-all mean, which
implies that most of the respondents obtain excellent benefits from using social media. As to the values of young adults,
there is a significant impact on the students, especially in academic purposes and real-life lessons. It is therefore
recommended that students should be introduced to sites that can add values to their academic work and research.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | June 30, 2019
Research on Service Quality Evaluation of Teaching Archivists Based on Intuitionistic Fuzzy Bidirectional Projection Decision Making
Ling Ling Lu
Page no 247-252
Introduction: According to the characteristics of the service industry of the teaching archivists, an index system for the
evaluation of the service quality of teaching archivists is established. By using the intuitionistic fuzzy set theory, the
subjective evaluation information of the investigated object is converted into the intuitionistic fuzzy numbers. Based on
the score function of the intuitionistic fuzzy set, a bidirectional projection-based multiple attribute decision making
method with intuitionistic fuzzy numbers is developed. Through the bidirectional projection measure between each
alternative decision matrix and the ideal alternative matrix, all the alternatives can be ranked to select the best one.
Finally, an illustrative example related about the service quality evaluation of the teaching archivists demonstrates the
application of the proposed method.