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ERIC Number: EJ902631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Investigating Students' Critical Thinking in Weblogs: An Exploratory Study in a Singapore Secondary School
Wang, Qiyun; Woo, Huay Lit
Asia Pacific Education Review, v11 n4 p541-551 Dec 2010
Critical thinking is an essential competency in the new information age. But research shows that students commonly lack critical thinking skills and hence promoting students' critical thinking becomes crucial. This exploratory study investigated the extent to which secondary school students' critical thinking could be promoted by writing reflections in the weblog. Students' critical thinking was measured by using the Newman's model. Results showed that writing reflections in the weblog could help promote students' critical thinking and according to the Newman's model, three categories of critical thinking were promoted the most, they were bringing outside knowledge or experience (O+), relevance (R+), and justification (J+). In addition, the study also found that the types of interaction with peers and the teacher had a more positive effect on the extent of critical thinking. Implications for other research are discussed. (Contains 6 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore