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ERIC Number: EJ1102591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1303-6521
Critical Thinking Dispositions of the Turkish Teacher Candidates
Çubukcu, Zühal
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v5 n4 Article 4 p22-36 Oct 2006
Critical thinking can be explained as an effective, organized and functional cognitive process to understand our own thoughts and other people's opinions and to improve our dispositions to express ourselves. Critical thinking is a process and also dispositions about deciding what to do or believe logically. In addition it provides the possibility of using of their knowledge and talent. The aim of this study is to determine critical thinking dispositions of Turkish teacher candidates who are in the faculty of Education. When the findings regarding students' critical thinking dispositions are considered, critical thinking dimensions of Open-mindedness and Analyticity are the highest two. Low critical thinking dimensions are Inquisitiveness and Systematicity.
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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 Disposition Inventory; Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A