Search results for: Critical thinking
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In this article, the authors were interested to examine the assertion that testing students on higher order thinking skills may reinforce these skills among them. Therefore, they developed a graduate course for inservice science teachers which combines face-to-face classroom discussions with online activities, interrelating teaching, learning, and assessment. The study examined the learning processes and outcomes of 51 graduate students.
Updated: Nov. 03, 2009
The demographics of classroom teachers and teacher educators do not mirror the diversity found in today's schools. As we prepare preservice teachers to be quality educators for all students, we must work to ensure that they are examining issues of equity and diversity that will affect those they teach. The article examines this challenge from the author's perspective as a teacher educator. Through self-study research, the author considers how she, as a white, female, middle-class teacher educator, attempted to help preservice teachers to think beyond their own experiences. In the end, what she categorized as a strictly intellectual pursuit uncovered something much deeper: the impact of emotion on learning in a university classroom.
Updated: Aug. 24, 2009
In an effort to promote a critical reflective stance in the beginning teacher, this study developed an instructional model for preservice teachers at the undergraduate level. The authors' assumptions were that this assignment would help student teachers develop a readiness to engage in professional inquiry and that it would foster the development of a professional practice based on a critical reflective stance. The sample consisted of students in two sections of a student teaching seminar course taken during their last semester of undergraduate course work.
Updated: Jul. 09, 2009
This article describes how the development of critical reflection in student teachers has been made an explicit part of a teacher education program. The authors used a rubric presented by Ward and McCotter, (2004) and supported by an online discussion forum. This rubric was used in a meta-analysis activity where students identified the quality of critical reflection in their lesson evaluations.
Updated: Jun. 03, 2009
Exploring Prospective Teachers' Critical Thinking: Case-based Pedagogy and The Standards of Professional Practice
This qualitative constructivist research study examines how concurrent Education undergraduate students made sense of the complex dilemmas inherent in the cases and in particular, the factors that influenced their critical thinking processes. The article identifies three core categories that emerged in participants' critical reflections.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2009
Instructional Interventions Affecting Critical Thinking Skills and Dispositions: A Stage 1 Meta-Analysis
Critical thinking (CT), or the ability to engage in purposeful, self-regulatory judgment, is widely recognized as an important, even essential, skill. This article describes an ongoing meta-analysis that summarizes the available empirical evidence on the impact of instruction on the development and enhancement of critical thinking skills and dispositions. The data suggest a generally positive effect of instruction on students' CT skills.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2009
The Relationship between Critical Thinking Skills and In-Class Questioning Behaviors of English Language Teaching Students
It is important that trainee teachers in the faculties of education should develop their critical thinking skills so that they can meet the expectations and needs of their profession. The goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between critical thinking skills and in-class questioning behaviors of English Language Teaching (ELT) students at the Faculty of Education at Mugla University.The data suggest that the questions asked by the students of the higher critical thinking score group are not questions that clarify unclear points, but questions asked out of curiosity, to remove the uncertainties, and to lead people to think profoundly.
Updated: Feb. 04, 2009