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Burke, Lynsey A.; Williams, Joanne M. – Thinking Skills and Creativity, 2012
This paper is linked to a previous paper outlining an evaluation of a thinking skills intervention (Burke & Williams, 2008). Following extensive requests for the assessment tools used in the intervention, this short paper presents the development and potential uses of two thinking skills assessment tools. The aim of the paper is simply to make…
Descriptors: Intervention, Metacognition, Thinking Skills, Skill Development
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Wu, Min Lun – International Education Studies, 2018
This qualitative case study reports descriptive findings of digital game-based learning involving 15 Taiwanese middle school students' use of computational thinking skills elicited through programmed activities in a game design workshop. Situated learning theory is utilized as framework to evaluate novice game designers' individual advancement in…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Middle School Students, Educational Games
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Anwar, Yunita Arian Sani; Senam, Senam; Laksono, Endang W. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2018
We have developed an OD3R method that can be applied on Biochemistry learning. This OD3R consists of 5 phases: orientation, decision, do, discuss, and reflect to connect lessons in the class with practice in the laboratory. Implementation of OD3R method was done in 2 universities in Yogyakarta to increase critical thinking skill and practical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Biochemistry, Skill Development, Science Process Skills
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Coskun, Yemliha – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate the university students' metacognition thinking skills. The research is a descriptive study in the screening model.The study was carried out with 407 students from the faculties of physical education and sports, education science and letters, business administration, theology, engineering, forestry and…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Metacognition, College Students, Skill Analysis
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Collins, Larianne – Journal of Geography, 2018
This study investigates whether spatial learning outcomes differ with respect to different instructional media. Spatial thinking skills were tested pre- and postlesson implementation via the spatial thinking ability test as eighth grade students participated in either paper-based or digital map-based instruction. Students' attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Thinking Skills, Electronic Learning, Cognitive Tests
Tseng, Sheng-Shiang – Educational Technology, 2015
Developing students' critical-thinking skills has recently received attention at all levels of education. This article proposes the use of concept-mapping tools to improve students' critical-thinking skills. The article introduces a Web-based concept-mapping tool--Popplet--and demonstrates its application for teaching critical-thinking skills in…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Critical Thinking, Web Based Instruction, Thinking Skills
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Ren, Junhong; Wang, Na – English Language Teaching, 2018
Absence of critical thinking skills is perceived to be a growing problem among many university students. The production-oriented approach, an initiative to college English instruction reform in mainland China, may offer a better solution to this problem. To cultivate critical thinking skills under this approach, reforms have to be implemented in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, English (Second Language)
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Vidergor, Hava E. – Curriculum Journal, 2018
The study aimed to assess the effectiveness of the multidimensional curriculum model (MdCM) in the development of higher-order thinking skills in a sample of 394 elementary and secondary school students in Israel. The study employed a quantitative quasi-experimental pre-post design, using a study module based on MdCM, comparing intervention group…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Curriculum, Elementary School Students
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Ozmen, Cengiz – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
Current study aimed to present Social Studies teacher candidates' views on historical thinking skills. Study was conducted using qualitative design and working group was composed of a total of 121 teacher candidates (62 females and 59 males) attending Social Studies Teaching Department of Karadeniz Technical University and Adiyaman University…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Thinking Skills
Kamarulzaman, Wirawani; Kamarulzaman, Wirawahida – Online Submission, 2016
The new curriculum introduced in the Malaysian primary students; the Primary School Standard Curriculum (Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Rendah-KSSR) together with the school-based assessment (SBA) is a step taken by the Malaysian government to encourage thinking skills to students, specifically critical thinking skills. The study explores teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
Jensen, Roger D., Jr. – Online Submission, 2015
Critical thinking skills are an important topic of the United States' education system. This study examines the literature on critical thinking skills and defines them. The study also explores one specific teaching and assessment strategy known as the Socratic Method. The five-week research study used the Socratic Method for developing critical…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Demiral, Umit – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The purpose of this study is to examine the critical thinking skills of preservice science teachers in terms of various variables (gender, grade level, academic grade point average, participation in activities) and their opinions. In the research, sequential explanatory design, which is one of the mixed method research designs, was used. The study…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Preservice Teachers, Constructivism (Learning)
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Onal, Halil; Inan, Mehmet; Bozkurt, Sinan – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The aim of this research is to examine the mathematical thinking skills of licensed athletes engaged in individual and team sports. The research is designed as a survey model. The sample of the research is composed of 59 female and 170 male licensed athletes (n = 229) and (aged 14 to 52) licensed who do the sports of shooting, billiards, archery,…
Descriptors: Athletes, Mathematics, Mathematical Logic, Adolescents
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Akinoglu, Orhan; Karsantik, Yasemin – International Journal of Instruction, 2016
The purpose of the present study is to determine pre-service teachers' opinions on teaching thinking skills. 134 senior pre-service pre-school, English and mathematics teachers studying at a state university in Istanbul participated in the study which is designed based on survey model. A questionnaire which was developed by the researchers was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Thinking Skills
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Çelik, Ismail; Sariçam, Hakan – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The main purpose of this study is to examine the possible relationships between academic locus of control, positive thinking skills and grit in high school students. The participants of the research are composed of 288 adolescents continuing their high school education from 4 different schools in Agri, Turkey, which were selected with convenient…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Locus of Control, Adolescent Development, High School Students
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