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ERIC Number: EJ816897
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Integration of Critical Thinking Skills into Elementary School Teacher Education Courses in Mathematics
Sezer, Renan
Education, v128 n3 p349-362 Spr 2008
Critical thinking receives increasing emphasis from educators looking to infuse analytical thinking skills into the curriculum. Many research projects have been conducted on the transferability of critical thinking skills to other disciplines and how critical thinking may be taught. There are numerous studies on teaching critical thinking, yet none made use of a control group or attempted to evaluate ways in which students' critical thinking skills have improved. This study compares the effects of integrating critical thinking skills into a teacher preparation course in mathematics by examining a control and an experimental group. Results indicate that emphasis on critical thinking, even in one course content, can have positive effects on students' attitudes. Future work in this area should include measurable outcomes of other critical thinking skills with control groups. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A