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Arsal, Zeki – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
In the study, the impact of inquiry-based learning on pre-service teachers' critical thinking dispositions was investigated. The sample of the study comprised of 56 pre-service teachers in the science education teacher education programme at the public university in the north of Turkey. In the study, quasi-experimental design with an experimental…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Ekici, Didem Inel – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
This empirical study attempted to investigate the effect of using online communities of practice in teacher education on pre-service teachers' critical thinking dispositions. California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory and the comments posted to the online community of practice were used as the data collection tools. Results showed that…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Computer Mediated Communication, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Jou, Min; Lin, Yen-Ting; Wu, Din-Wu – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
With the development of information technology and popularization of web applications, students nowadays have grown used to skimming through information provided through the Internet. This reading habit led them to be incapable of analyzing or integrating information they have received. Hence, knowledge management and critical thinking (CT) have,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Critical Thinking, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods
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Memis, Esra Kabatas – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2016
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the university-level application of an Argument-Based Inquiry Approach, as compared to the traditional laboratory teaching method, on the ability of students to learn about optics and to demonstrate critical thinking. In this quasi-experimental study, pretest-posttest scores and CCDTI were…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Optics
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Abrami, Philip C.; Bernard, Robert M.; Borokhovski, Eugene; Waddington, David I.; Wade, C. Anne; Persson, Tonje – Review of Educational Research, 2015
Critical thinking (CT) is purposeful, self-regulatory judgment that results in interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and inference, as well as explanations of the considerations on which that judgment is based. This article summarizes the available empirical evidence on the impact of instruction on the development and enhancement of critical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Meta Analysis, Instructional Effectiveness
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Temel, Senar – South African Journal of Education, 2014
The aim of this study was two-fold. The first aim was to determine the levels of critical thinking disposition and perception of problem-solving ability of pre-service teachers. The second aim was to compare the effects of problem-based learning and traditional teaching methods on the critical thinking dispositions and perceptions of…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Foreign Countries
Ojewole, Foluso O. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this quantitative research study was to identify the critical thinking dispositions of undergraduate nursing students and nursing faculty in Southwestern Nigeria. Critical thinking dispositions are required for critical thinking skills. People who have critical thinking disposition exhibit seven traits: truth-seeking,…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Sampling, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Du, XiangYun; Emmersen, Jeppe; Toft, Egon; Sun, Baozhi – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship of problem-based learning (PBL) and the development of critical thinking disposition (CT) and academic achievement in Chinese medical students using a cross-sectional randomized design. Medical students from China Medical University (CMU) were randomized to PBL or non-PBL teaching at the…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Medical Students, Asians, Medical Education
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Yenice, Nilgun – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2012
The present study was carried out in order to review learning styles and critical thinking disposition of pre-service science teachers in terms of sex, grade and age, and to address the relationship between their learning styles and critical thinking disposition. It used Kolb's Inventory of Learning Styles and California Scale of Critical Thinking…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cognitive Style, Science Teachers, Critical Thinking
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Nalcaci, Ahmet – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2012
The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between the individual values and critical thinking skills of prospective social sciences teachers. The sample of the research is composed of a total of 298 prospective teachers, who are first-year, second-year, third-year and fourth-year students. These prospective teachers were randomly…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Values, Sampling, Critical Thinking
Carson-Davis, Shirley – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The task of developing vocational nursing students' critical thinking abilities is one of the greatest challenges facing nurse educators today. Licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) must be trained to think critically in order to provide safe patient care. Due to the expanded role and functions in the LVN's scope of practice, LVNs are making more…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Critical Thinking, Nursing Education, Decision Making
Phelan, Jack Gordon – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the effects of a critical thinking instructional intervention in a higher education technology course with the purpose of determining the extent to which the intervention enhanced student critical thinking knowledge, skills, dispositions, application and transfer abilities. Historically, critical thinking has been considered…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Intervention, Mixed Methods Research
Buerdsell, Sherri Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2009
As an institution of higher education and as a Hispanic-serving institution, New Mexico State University has a responsibility to its students to provide the skills and experiences necessary for each and every student to become a responsible, reflective citizen, capable of making informed decisions. Postsecondary science has traditionally been…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods