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ERIC Number: EJ1139190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-5250
The Effect of Information Literacy on Teachers' Critical Thinking Disposition
Saglam, Aycan Çiçek; Çankaya, Ibrahim; Üçer, Hakan; Çetin, Muhammet
Journal of Education and Learning, v6 n3 p31-40 2017
The concepts of information literacy and critical thinking are two important concepts of today's information and technology age closely related to each other and sometimes used interchangeably. The purpose of the current study is to explore the relationship between the secondary school teachers' critical thinking disposition and information literacy. The study was conducted in line with relational survey model. The study group of the research is comprised of 626 secondary school teachers working in 22 secondary schools located in the Sehzadeler province of the city of Manisa in Turkey. The scales were administered to all the teachers in the study group. However, the total number of teachers sampled resulted in 473 (75.56%) usable survey protocols. In the collection of the research data, Turkish adaptation of California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI-T) and Information Literacy Scale were used. The findings of the study revealed that the teachers' critical thinking disposition and their information literacy levels are "low." Besides, it was found that there is a significant, positive and bilateral relationship between the teachers' critical thinking disposition and information literacy. Moreover, the regression analysis results indicate that the dimensions of information literacy level explain 15% of critical thinking.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory
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