ERIC Number: EJ930188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Exploring Factors of a Web-Based Seminar that Influence Hispanic Preservice Teachers' Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills
Garcia, Criselda G.; Hooper, H. H., Jr.
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v10 n3 p200-211 Jul 2011
The purpose of the qualitative study using a phenomenological approach was to gain insight of preservice teachers' experiences with a WebCT seminar designed to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a Hispanic-Serving Institution's teacher education program. By applying a "holistic approach" to analyze data, NVivo software was used to assist the process. Findings indicate the use of discussion board and a reading strategy were influential in developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills, respectively.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Hispanic American Students, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Web Based Instruction, Seminars, Influences, Phenomenology
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