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Student teachers’ and tutors’ perceptions of the use of online resources for promoting critical thinking
ARTICLE

, Dar es Salaam University College of Education, Tanzania

IJEDICT Volume 14, Number 3, ISSN 1814-0556 Publisher: Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies

Abstract

The study examined student teachers’ and tutors’ perceptions of the use of uploaded resources for promoting critical thinking in three public universities in Tanzania. A sample of 69 participants was used. For complementarity and triangulation purposes, the study employed a mixed methods research approach. Data were collected through a survey, focus group discussions, interviews, and documentary review. Quantitative and qualitative data were analysed through SPSS 25 and MAXQDA 18 respectively. The findings suggest that the use of uploaded resources is likely to promote critical thinking, especially if uploaded resources are up-to-date, authentic, use a simple and clear language, and if a variety of them are used. The study revealed that there were no statistically significant gender differences in perceptions of the use of uploaded resources for promoting critical thinking amongst students. Implications related to key findings and areas for further research are discussed.

Citation

Mwalongo, A. (2018). Student teachers’ and tutors’ perceptions of the use of online resources for promoting critical thinking. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, 14(3),. Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies. Retrieved April 25, 2019 from .