International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1949-4270   |  e-ISSN: 1949-4289

Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2020, Vol. 15(4) 176-190

Logical Thinking Levels of Teacher Candidates

Dilek Başerer

pp. 176 - 190   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/epasr.2020.323.10   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2006-29-0003.R1

Published online: December 28, 2020  |   Number of Views: 31  |  Number of Download: 198


Abstract

Logical thinking is a thinking that reveals the right thinking by having the ability to use various concepts with their meanings, to make inferences by making suggestions and to make reasoning by focusing on problem solving. A study is planned to show where this type of thinking is among other types of thinking and what level it is in individuals. In the research, it was aimed to determine the level of logical thinking in students. For this purpose, the working group has been determined. In order to determine the level of logical thinking in the study, the Logical Thinking Scale (MDI) developed by the researcher was applied to 525 students in total at Atatürk University Kazım Karabekir Education Faculty. The relationship between the personal information form and the total scores obtained from the scale was examined. In this application, gender, department (to see the difference between numerical and verbal-weighted sections) and book reading frequency (to see if reasoning skills improve with reading frequency) are discussed. As a result of the study, it was found that students who read books every day have higher logical thinking levels.  Students who study in Education Sciences and Turkish and Social Sciences Education have higher logical thinking levels than students studying in other departments.

Keywords: Thinking; logical thinking; teacher candidates; logic; education; student


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APA 6th edition
Baserer, D. (2020). Logical Thinking Levels of Teacher Candidates . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 15(4), 176-190. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2020.323.10

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Baserer, Dilek (2020). "Logical Thinking Levels of Teacher Candidates ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 15 (4):176-190. doi:10.29329/epasr.2020.323.10.

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