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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 ...