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Muskita, Marikke; Subali, Bambang; Djukri – International Journal of Instruction, 2020
The purpose of this study is (1) examining the effectiveness of worksheets based the three levels of inquiry in improving the critical and creative thinking skills of biology education students, (2) analyze implementation worksheets are based on the three levels of inquiry. The research was quasi-experimental: pre-test post-test non-equivalent…
Descriptors: Worksheets, Inquiry, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking
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Kus, Mehtap; Çakiroglu, Erdinç – Turkish Journal of Education, 2020
This study aimed to explore how prospective middle school mathematics teachers think critically about a newspaper article that reported the findings of a statistical research. Participants of the study were four fourth-year students enrolled at the mathematics teacher education program of a public university. To investigate the research question…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, College Seniors, Public Colleges, Middle School Mathematics
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Spotton Visano, Brenda – Critical Studies in Education, 2019
Both the dominant narrative in the economics discipline and the predominant mode of delivery of an economics education in colleges and universities mutually reinforce the authority of neoliberalism. This paper argues that a counterhegemonic pedagogy in addition to a pluralist curriculum equips students with the knowledge they need to exercise…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational Change, Neoliberalism, Resistance to Change
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Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2019
This conversation with Joe Renzulli begins by exploring the length of time Renzulli has been involved with gifted education; when his first paper was published; the general tone of gifted education in the U.S. when Renzulli began his career; and the origin of Renzulli's "three-ring conxeptualization." Additionally, Renzulli is asked to…
Descriptors: Gifted, Educational History, Teaching Methods, Intelligence Tests
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Saulius, Tomas; Malinauskas, Romualdas K. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2021
The current research addresses interesting and still mostly neglected question of how introductory philosophical disciplines (such as "Introduction to philosophy", "Introduction to ethics" etc.) affects students' comprehension of the concept of critical thinking which is one of the most important descriptive and normative…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Introductory Courses, Philosophy, Ethics
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Latif, Nurul Ezhawati Abdul; Yusuf, Faizal Mohamed; Tarmezi, Nurazrin Mat; Rosly, Siti Zalika; Zainuddin, Zairul Nurshazana – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Critical Thinking is the mental process of analysing or evaluating information. The review of literature reveals that higher education, in particular is now placing an emphasis upon exposing matriculates to the concept of critical thinking and challenging them to develop those skills and dispositions necessary for improving the quality of their…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Accounting, Teaching Methods, Professional Education
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Samson, Patricia L. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2016
In a meta-analytic review of critical thinking in social work education, findings revealed variability in research designs, methods, and subsequent findings. The 10 studies reviewed assessed different components of critical thinking and highlighted different potential moderator variables. Although there are significant limitations to all the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Social Work, Meta Analysis, Research Design
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Franquesa-Soler, Montserrat; Barraza, Laura; Serio-Silva, Juan Carlos – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Learning theories are rarely considered in the design of conservation education programs in Mexico. However, if students are taught in a way in which they can easily relate, this could improve the educational experience through better attitudes toward the natural environment. The learning preferences of 354 Mexican children at the primary level…
Descriptors: Preferences, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Mexicans
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Ordem, Eser – English Language Teaching, 2017
Studies on critical thinking (CT) in education have been of paramount importance in recent decades to help individuals develop skills such as analyzing, synthesizing, higher-order thinking, and assessing. In line with such studies, this study aims to examine aspects of critical thinking dispositions of Turkish adult learners of English in a…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tan, Charlene – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2020
Drawing on MacIntyre's notion of rationality, this article examines the conceptions and practices of critical thinking in Chinese schools. Focusing on the perceptions of school leaders in Shanghai, this study reports that they interpreted critical thinking primarily as personal inquiry and problem solving. They drew attention to the promotion of…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Patonah, Siti; Sajidan; Cari; Rahardjo, Sentot Budi – International Journal of Instruction, 2021
Critical thinking skills (CTS) is an important goal in higher education. The purpose of this study is to determine the practicality and effectiveness of the Science Technoloy Learning Cycle (STLC) model to empower CTS in the course of science concept development (SCD). This study is a pretest-posttest control group design by 4 theme in SCD course.…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods
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Garcia-Lazo, Veronica – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2022
This article reports on a research that explored students' critical thinking in visual arts secondary education. The study was underpinned by an appraisal of the effects of the visual on students' lives and the importance for them to critically navigate these experiences. Aotearoa New Zealand's bicultural educational policies -- based on Maori and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Arts, Art Education, Secondary Education
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Roohr, Katrina; Olivera-Aguilar, Margarita; Ling, Guangming; Rikoon, Samuel – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Twenty-first century and higher-learning skills such as critical thinking are highly desired for new college graduates entering the workplace, especially with rapid changing technology and a more globalized economy. As a result, the importance of critical thinking development at higher education institutions has increased. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, College Students, Critical Thinking, Higher Education
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Thonney, Teresa; Montgomery, Joseph C. – College Teaching, 2019
Although faculty agree that critical thinking is an important learning outcome for college courses, experts disagree on how to define and conceptualize critical thinking. Some researchers see it as a general skill, similar to reading or mathematics. Others see it as highly specific to each academic discipline, with critical thinking in one…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, College Students
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Khan, Shaista Irshad – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Critical thinking is seen as a highly desirable way of thinking that needs to be encouraged in all areas of higher education. However, it is not easy to conceptualise critical thinking in ways that can help in its development and in its assessment. Recent policy documents in Pakistan have laid emphasis on the development of critical thinking…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Thinking Skills, Foreign Countries
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