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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
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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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
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
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
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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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Muhlisin, Ahmad; Susilo, Herawati; Amin, Mohamad; Rohman, Fatchur – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The purposes of this study were to: 1) Examine the effect of RMS learning model towards critical thinking skills. 2) Examine the effect of different academic abilities against critical thinking skills. 3) Examine the effect of the interaction between RMS learning model and different academic abilities against critical thinking skills. The research…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Scientific Concepts
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Stephenson, N. S.; Sadler-McKnight, N. P. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2016
The Science Writing Heuristic (SWH) laboratory approach is a teaching and learning tool which combines writing, inquiry, collaboration and reflection, and provides scaffolding for the development of critical thinking skills. In this study, the California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST) was used to measure the critical thinking skills of…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Chemistry
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Al-Kindi, Naeema Saleh; AL-Mekhlafi, Abdo Mohammed – English Language Teaching, 2017
The purpose of the current study is to investigate post-basic English teachers' practice of critical thinking skills and the challenges they face while teaching skills in EFL classrooms. Three research questions were investigated to achieve this purpose: 1--To what extent do EFL teachers use classroom behaviors that nurture critical thinking at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Teaching Skills
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Hotulainen, Risto; Mononen, Riikka; Aunio, Pirjo – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
This paper reports the results of the improving thinking skills (ITS-1) intervention study on the thinking skills of low-achieving first graders. The intervention programme consists of 12 lessons, each lasting for 45 min. Lessons offer enriched-discovery learning activities and tasks to be solved through inductive reasoning. We used a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills, Intervention, Low Achievement
Dilekli, Yalçin – Online Submission, 2017
The current study investigates the relationship between critical thinking skills and learning styles of mentally gifted students. The participants were 225 gifted students in Turkey attending Science and Art Centres which are after-school activity centers for mentally gifted students. Participants were 9-15 years old and were attending secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Style
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Yildiz, Avni – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2017
Students' high-level thinking skills, like critical thinking, have been developed thanks to the use of technology. When the previous researches in the literature are analyzed, it will be understood that this research is original by providing significant contributions to the literature. This research aims to investigate whether techno-pedagogical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Wallace, Elise D.; Jefferson, Renee N. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2013
Critical thinking skills are required to successfully navigate the overwhelming amount of information sources available today. To address the challenge of developing critical thinking skills, this empirical study examines the effectiveness of exercises in developing thinking skills in college freshmen students. The workbook exercises were designed…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Information Seeking, Information Skills, College Freshmen
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Wallace, Elise D.; Jefferson, Renee N. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2015
To address the challenge of developing critical thinking skills in college students, this empirical study examines the effectiveness of cognitive exercises in developing those skills. The study uses Critical Thinking: Building the Basics by Walter, Knudsvig, and Smith (2003). This workbook is specifically designed to exercise and develop critical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Instructional Effectiveness
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