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This paper describes part of a study undertaken to examine the relationship between dispositions to critical thinking, procedural knowledge in science, and formal reasoning. Three tests were administered to 346 grade 7 students at the beginning and at the end of the school year: California Critical Thinking Dispositions Inventory, Group Assessment of Logical Thinking, and Test of Integrated Process Skills II. Results indicated a possible link between scientific thinking and formal thinking but no relationship between critical thinking dispositions and formal thinking or between critical thinking dispositions and procedural knowledge in science. (Contains 7 tables, 2 figures, and 42 references.) (MKR)

Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Foreign Countries, Formal Operations, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Pretests Posttests, Science Education, Science Process Skills, Thinking Skills











Author: Ferguson, Nicole; Vazquez-Abad, Jesus

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9997&id=ED395788







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