Year 2017, Volume 6 , Issue 1, Pages 282 - 303 2017-02-28

Correlation between Critical Thinking and Lifelong Learning Skills of Freshman Students
Birinci Sınıf Üniversite Öğrencilerinin Eleştirel Düşünme ve Yaşamboyu Öğrenme Becerileri Arasındaki İlişki

Tanju Deveci [1] , Nader Ayish [2]


Freshman students’ critical thinking (CT) and lifelong learning (LLL) skills are often taken for granted. This can lead to tertiary education that is built on a weak foundation. In this paper, results of a small-scale study conducted to identify freshman students’ CT and LLL readiness levels and the correlation between them are explored. Participants included 87 freshman students with a mean age of 19 studying at a university in Abu Dhabi. Data were collected using two instruments developed by other researchers. Results indicate that students’ overall CT score are at the lower end, while their LLL score are slightly above the average. Female students’ CT and LLL scores are higher than male students’ score with differences at statistically significant levels. Also, there is a weak positive correlation between students’ overall CT and LLL scores. However, there is a moderate positive correlation between female students’ scores for CT and LLL. Recommendations are made in order to enhance students’ CT and LLL skills and strengthen the relationship between them.

Üniversiteye henüz başlamış öğrencilerinin eleştirel düşünme (ED) ve yaşamboyu öğrenmeye (YBÖ) ilişkin becerilerinin yeterli düzeyde olduğu varsaymak, bu öğrencilerin universite eğitimini zayıf temeller üzerine inşaa etmelerine neden olabilir. Bu durumdan hareketle, bu araştırma birinci sınıf üniversite öğrencilerinin ED ve YBÖ’e yönelik hazır bulunuşluk düzeylerini belirlemek üzere yürütülmüştür ve bu iki beceri arasındaki ilişkiyi tartışmaktadır. Araştırmaya, Abu Dhabi şehrindeki bir universiteden 19 yaş ortalamasıyla 87 öğrenci katılmıştır. Veriler daha önce diğer araştırmacılar tarafından geliştirilmiş olan iki farklı veri toplama aracı kullanılarak toplanmıştır.  Sonuçlar, öğrencilerin ED puanlarının düşük, YBÖ puanlarının ise ortalamanın biraz üzerinde olduğunu göstermiştir. Kız öğrencilerin ED ve YBÖ puanlarının erkek öğrencilerinkine kıyasla daha yüksek olduğu belirlenmiştir. Ayrıca genel olarak ED ve YBÖ arasında zayıf pozitif yönde bir ilişki olduğu belirlenmiştir. Ancak kız öğrencilerin puanları arasındaki ilişki orta derecede pozitif yönde olmuştur. Sonuçlar tartışılmakta, öğrencilerin ED ve YBÖ puanları arasındaki ilişkiyi güçlendirici önerilerde bulunulmaktadır.

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Subjects Social
Published Date Şubat 2017
Journal Section Makaleler / Articles
Authors

Author: Tanju Deveci
Country: Turkey


Author: Nader Ayish

Dates

Publication Date : February 28, 2017

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APA Deveci, T , Ayish, N . (2017). Correlation between Critical Thinking and Lifelong Learning Skills of Freshman Students. Bartın University Journal of Faculty of Education , 6 (1) , 282-303 . DOI: 10.14686/buefad.291775
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Chicago Deveci, T , Ayish, N . "Correlation between Critical Thinking and Lifelong Learning Skills of Freshman Students". Bartın University Journal of Faculty of Education 6 (2017 ): 282-303
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AMA Deveci T , Ayish N . Correlation between Critical Thinking and Lifelong Learning Skills of Freshman Students. Bartın Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi. 2017; 6(1): 282-303.
Vancouver Deveci T , Ayish N . Correlation between Critical Thinking and Lifelong Learning Skills of Freshman Students. Bartın University Journal of Faculty of Education. 2017; 6(1): 303-282.