The Effects of Using Newspapers in Science and Technology Course Activities on Students' Critical Thinking Skills


Kirikkaya E. , Bozkurt E.

EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI-EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.11, pp.149-166, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 44
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI-EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.149-166

Abstract

Problem Statement: In recent years, numerous scientists and intellectuals have stated that "critical thinking" is one of the most significant skills that individuals can possess. One on the aims of the Turkish Science and Technology Curriculum is the development and enhancement of critical thinking skills. Using newspapers in courses helps students develop their critical thinking skills by prompting them to read, think about and comment on complex issues.