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ERIC Number: EJ1079684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Evaluation of Critical Thinking and Reflective Thinking Skills among Science Teacher Candidates
Demir, Sibel
Journal of Education and Practice, v6 n18 p17-21 2015
The aim of this study was to evaluate and determine the critical thinking and reflective thinking skills of science teacher candidates. The study was performed with the participation of 30 teacher candidates enrolled in the science teaching department of a university in Turkey. Scales administered during the study included the California Critical Thinking Scale and the Reflective Thinking Skills for Problem Solving Scale. Frequency distributions were calculated for data obtained from both scales. Based on the study results, it was determined that while the teacher candidates generally provided responses that displayed effective critical and reflective thinking skills, the frequency of the responses for some of the scale items lacked a clear distribution in terms of illustrating the teacher candidates' stance towards these thinking skills.
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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
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Critical Thinking Skills Test (College)