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Critical thinking dispositions among polytechnic students: why does it matter?

Osman, Sharifah and Abdullah, Abdul Halim and Noni, Nurul Shida and Ismail, Norulhuda (2018) Critical thinking dispositions among polytechnic students: why does it matter? In: 2nd Asia International Multidisciplinary Conference (AIMC 2018).

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Abstract

This study explored the critical thinking dispositions of polytechnic students. The study was conducted in the northern zone of Malaysia on 194 polytechnic students from the Departments of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Data were collected using the Engagement, Maturity, and Innovativeness (EMI) critical thinking disposition assessment. Then, the data was analysed using the SPSS version 21 software. Analysis of data comprised of descriptive statistics (percentage, mean and standard deviation) and inferential statistics (one-way analysis of variance, independent sample t-test, and Pearson’s correlation). The study points to no significant relation between gender and department. Further analysis showed that there is a strong relationship between CGPA and critical thinking disposition. Therefore, there is a need among students for special assistance in cultivating their critical thinking dispositions from the aspects of engagement and maturity.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:critical thinking
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions:Education
ID Code:82436
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:30 Sep 2019 22:02
Last Modified:06 Oct 2019 16:09

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