Critical Thinking Instruction Model in Teacher Education
Ying-Chen Chang, Ya-Ting Carolyn Yang, Institute of Education of National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Critical thinking (CT), stressed by many countries in their education objectives, is an important ability for students to have. Before fostering students' CT ability, teachers must be proficient in CT. However, only cultivating teachers' CT ability is not enough. Having teachers who can use CT skills smoothly and have the disposition to use CT does not mean that they are able to infuse CT into their general instruction. A teacher not only needs to know the concept of CT, but also to understand how to teach CT. This paper reports on an ongoing project where the researcher develops a model (course) of CT instruction, and instructs in teacher education to nurture preservice teachers' CT and CT instruction ability. The research design, participants, instruments, and data analyses of this project are described.
Chang, Y.C. & Yang, Y.T.C. (2006). Critical Thinking Instruction Model in Teacher Education. In T. Reeves & S. Yamashita (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2006--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1131-1135). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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