The Loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia: Portaging Leadership Lessons with a Critical Thinking Model

TitleThe Loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia: Portaging Leadership Lessons with a Critical Thinking Model
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsNiewoehner, RJ, Steidle, CE
JournalEngineering Management Journal
Volume21
Issue1
Pagination9-18
Date Published2009
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10429247
KeywordsCRITICAL , ENGINEERING , ENGINEERS , Intellectual , Leadership , Paul , professional , PSYCHOLOGY , Richard , RISK , THOUGHT , VIRTUE
AbstractThis article evaluates the suitability of Richard Paul's Critical Thinking model as a template for evaluating engineering enterprise thinking habits and organizational behavior, using the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) report as a case study. With minor refinement, Paul's model provides a powerful vocabulary for complicated case study analysis; familiarity with the model provides participants with both a mechanism for analysis and a means for portaging lessons to other professional situations and organizations.
NotesNiewoehner, Robert J. 1; Email Address: niewoehn@usna.edu Steidle, Craig E. 1; Affiliation: 1: U.S. Naval Academy; Source Info: Mar2009, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p9; Subject Term: CRITICAL thinking; Subject Term: ENGINEERS; Subject Term: PSYCHOLOGY; Subject Term: THOUGHT & thinking; Subject Term: ENGINEERING -- Vocational guidance; Subject Term: LEADERSHIP; Subject Term: PROFESSIONAL education; Author-Supplied Keyword: Critical Thinking; Author-Supplied Keyword: Intellectual Standards; Author-Supplied Keyword: Risk Management; Author-Supplied Keyword: Virtue; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611310 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611430 Professional and Management Development Training; People: PAUL, Richard; Number of Pages: 10p; Illustrations: 1 Diagram; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1080/10429247.2009.11431793

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