The Critical Thinking Dispositions of Prospective Science Teachers'

Demirhan E., Koklukaya A. N.

5th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Rome, Italy, 5 - 08 February 2013, vol.116, pp.1551-1555 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 116
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.433
  • City: Rome
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.1551-1555
  • Keywords: Critical thinking, prospective science teachers, science education, BACCALAUREATE NURSING-STUDENTS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of the study is to evaluate the critical thinking dispositions of the prospective science teachers. In this study, the survey methodology was used. The sample of the study consisted of 309 prospective science teachers (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior) at Elementary Science Education Department, Faculty of Education of a public university. Data was collected by using "The California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI)" which was developed by Facione et al. (1998) and was adapted to Turkish by Kokdemir (2003). According to the results indicated that the critical thinking dispositions of prospective science teachers' were in general at medium and low levels. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.