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ERIC Number: EJ1063686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr-23
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
The Effect of Pedagogical Training on Prospective Teachers' Critical Thinking Skills
Batdi, Veli
Educational Research and Reviews, v10 n8 p1243-1248 Apr 2015
In a learning process, where an individual is in the centre, has access to information and makes research by himself/herself, the success rate is higher. Individuals' activities such as searching for knowledge, making research and using information in new applications are included in "Critical Thinking". In this context, this study aims to determine the effect of pedagogical training on the critical thinking skills of prospective teachers. With this aim, before and after the Pedagogical Formation Course including pedagogical formation lessons, "Critical Thinking Scale" that contains 55 items was applied to 75 prospective teachers in Science field and participating in the course at Firat University/Turkey. Pre-test and post-test single group experimental design was used as a research model. It is concluded from the research results that critical thinking skills of prospective teachers can be developed through pedagogical training. As a result it can be suggested that pedagogical training is to be allowed in searching, reconstructive and tolerant classroom environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey