A Web-based Instructional Design for Teaching Critical Thinking Ability---Using Current Issues As An Example
Chi-Jen Lee, Hwa-Ling Tsai, Chien-Chung Lin, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Nowadays educating students to get critical thinking skills and web-based instruction are the main trends in education. This study is to design a web-based instructional model for teaching critical thinking. According to the developed model, design a learning activity for primary school students to learning critical thinking skills. Then conduct an experimental study to evaluate the appropriateness of the model. A quasi-experimental design with pretest-posttest was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the instructional model. We found that the users were interesting for critical thinking learning, and perceived the interaction with group were better then traditional instruction. After the learning activity, the students were more objective in everyday observation, and were willing to continue learning for the future. Based on the result of data analysis, the critical thinking abilities were enchanced in the learning activity.
Lee, C.J., Tsai, H.L. & Lin, C.C. (2003). A Web-based Instructional Design for Teaching Critical Thinking Ability---Using Current Issues As An Example. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3281-3284). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).