TITLE

İNGİLİZCE ÖĞRETMENİ EĞİTİMİNDE ELEŞTİREL DÜŞÜNCE: BİR VAKA ÇALIŞMASI

AUTHOR(S)
Özmen, Kemal Sinan
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Ekev Academic Review;Summer2008, Vol. 12 Issue 36, p253
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
In this study, Critical Thinking (CT) skills and dispositions of trainees of Gazi University, English Language Teaching (ELT) Department have been assessed. The sample group (N=146) was administered a test to measure the cognitive skills, and another questionnaire was designed to assess the dispositional skills of the trainees. Besides these two instruments, the suggestions of both trainers and trainees for developing critical thinking were gathered and interpreted. Results indicated that trainees of participants display a fair ability in Critical Thinking (N= 119 and 81, % 5). Only 18, % 5 of the trainees display a strong CT cognitive ability. The results of dispositional skills show that trainees are strong in most of the sub-skills of CT dispositions such as 'open-mindedness' and 'inquisitiveness'. However, their 'Truthseeking' dispositional skill was found to be weak. Some suggestions were provided in the light of these findings.
ACCESSION #
37018809

 

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