CRITICAL THINKING DISPOSITION LEVELS OF PHYSICS TEACHERS AND STATE OF CRITICAL THINKING IN CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES


Sengul C., Ustundag T.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, sa.36, ss.237-248, 2009 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 36
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.237-248

Özet

The aim of this research is to identify critical thinking disposition level of physics teachers working in secondary education, to search how the teachers include the critical thinking activities in their classes and to describe whether there is a relationship between critical thinking disposition and the activities which develop critical thinking. 80 physics teachers working in 6 district centers of Ankara have taken pan in the research. California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory-Turkish Version (CCTDI-T) was used to measure critical thinking disposition level of physics teachers and Teacher Observation Form (OGF) was used to determine activities organized by physics teachers for developing critical thinking. At the end of the study, it has been seen that the physics teachers have low critical thinking disposition level. Furthermore, they don't include the critical thinking activities in the classes and there is no relationship between critical thinking disposition and the activities which develop critical thinking.