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ERIC Number: EJ822596
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
Teaching Deductive Reasoning to Pre-Service Teachers: Promises and Constraints
Hatzikiriakou, Kostas; Metallidou, Panayiota
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v7 n1 p81-101 Feb 2009
This paper broadly addresses the question of whether university students whose major does not require expertise in logic can improve their ability in deductive reasoning by taking an introductory course in logic. In particular, our study aims to evaluate a course in deductive logic offered by one of the authors in a department of elementary education. Two experiments were conducted by using a pretest-posttest design with an experimental and a control group as well as a follow-up test after 6 months on the experimental group. The results of the analyses showed that the course mainly succeeded in strengthening students' general logical ability in the experimental group and these gains were retained 6 months later in the follow-up test. Promises and constraints of the study are discussed in the educational context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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