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Research in Medical Education 2016, 8(1): 37-46 Back to browse issues page
Study of Critical Thinking Disposition in Virtual Graduated Students
F Zarabian, B Zandi, S M Azizi *
Ph.Ds., Department of Educational Science, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran , smohsenazizi@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Critical thinking and Critical thinking Disposition as valuable and important skill in teaching – learning process, problem solving and research is one of objectives and requirements in educational systems. Therefore, the aim of this research is investigation of Critical Thinking Disposition in Virtual Graduated Students.

Methods: this is a descriptive cross-sectional study. The population included students of Virtual school in Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2015-2016 and 100 students were selected using proportional stratified random sampling method. The research instrument was California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI) questionnaire and collected Data were analyzed using Spss , one-sample t-test, t-independence and ANOVA.

Results: The total mean score on CCDI was positive inclination (300.62 ± 26.43). Inquisitiveness (47.42 ± 5.05), Truth seeking (46.60 ± 6.05), Systematic (44.59 ± 6.49), open - mindedness (44.42 ± 7.66) are at positive inclination level. Critical self confidence (39.43 ± 8.98), Analyticity (39.16 ± 14.88) and Maturity of Judgment (38.76 ± 6.69) are at ambivalence level. There was no significant differences between men and women and between students in all academic Fields .

Conclusion: critical thinking dispositions in students were intermediate and positive inclination. In order to increasing critical thinking disposition among students and achieving critical thinking skills also, training effective graduated in virtual medical sciences, Critical Thinking Disposition in elements of the curriculum aim, content, strategy of Teaching – Learning and Evaluation should be considered.  

Keywords: Critical thinking, Disposition, Medical Sciences, virtual Students
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