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Giri, Vetti; Paily, M. U. – Science & Education, 2020
The paper reports a study that focussed on investigating the effectiveness of Toulmin's argument pattern (TAP) within Think-Read-Group-Share-Reflect (TRGSR) scientific argumentation strategy on higher secondary students' critical thinking. A quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest-control group design was deployed. The subjects were 50 twelfth grade…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Critical Thinking, High School Seniors, Teaching Methods
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Tiruneh, Dawit Tibebu; De Cock, Mieke; Weldeslassie, Ataklti G.; Elen, Jan; Janssen, Rianne – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
Although the development of critical thinking (CT) is a major goal of science education, adequate emphasis has not been given to the measurement of CT skills in specific science domains such as physics. Recognizing that adequately assessing CT implies the assessment of both domain-specific and domain-general CT skills, this study reports on the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Science Education, Physics, Magnets
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Lucas, A. M. – Science Education, 1972
Reports the presence of a facilitating effect of exposure to a pretest on the Watson-Glaser score and a posttest following grade 12 biology instruction. (AL)
Descriptors: Biology, Critical Thinking, Educational Research, Evaluation