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ERIC Number: EJ969338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
The Impact of Critical Thinking and Logico-Mathematical Intelligence on Algorithmic Design Skills
Korkmaz, Ozgen
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v46 n2 p173-193 2012
The present study aims to reveal the impact of students' critical thinking and logico-mathematical intelligence levels of students on their algorithm design skills. This research was a descriptive study and carried out by survey methods. The sample consisted of 45 first-year educational faculty undergraduate students. The data was collected by using an algorithm skill test form (for this study [alpha]= 0.92) containing four open-ended algorithm questions, a scale on critical thinking disposition and levels (for this study [alpha] = 0.82), and a logico-mathematical intelligence self-perception scale ([alpha] = 0.72). It was found that students' logico-mathematical intelligence and critical thinking individually positively influence their algorithm design skills. According to a stepwise linear regression, these two predictors could respectively explain 54.7% and additionally 4.4% (59.7% in total) of the variance of algorithm design skill. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory