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The Effect Of Reflective Practice On High School Science Students’ Critical And Reflective Thinking, Kathleen R. Murphy May 2014

The Effect Of Reflective Practice On High School Science Students’ Critical And Reflective Thinking, Kathleen R. Murphy

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This study investigates the impact of a reflection treatment program on the critical thinking skills and reflection level of high school science students. Although research indicates there is a connection between reflection and critical thinking, there is limited empirical research related to this topic in high school science classrooms. Therefore, this study will attempt to determine whether a reflection implementation not only improves selected domains of critical thinking, but also impacts the level of reflective thinking in high school science students.

The research took place in a small, suburban high school in the northeast from January to May of the ...


Effects Of An Inquiry-Based Science Program On Critical Thinking, Science Process Skills, Creativity, And Science Fair Achievement Of Middle School Students, Christopher M. Longo May 2012

Effects Of An Inquiry-Based Science Program On Critical Thinking, Science Process Skills, Creativity, And Science Fair Achievement Of Middle School Students, Christopher M. Longo

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This study investigated the impact of an inquiry-based science program on the critical thinking skills, science process skills, creativity, and science fair achievement of middle school students. Although research indicates the connection between inquiry and achievement, there is limited empirical research relating specific inquiry-based programs to critical thinking, creativity, and science fair achievement in middle school classrooms.

The research took place in a small, suburban middle school in the northeast from November 2010 to May 2011. A sample of convenience was comprised of seventh and eighth grade students. The study was quasi-experimental in nature, with a pretest-posttest comparison group design ...