Studying the Relationship between Critical Thinking Skills and Students' Educational Achievement (Eghlid Universities as Case Study)
In today's complex world, several changes are occurring. Also there is an intensive competition among societies in achieving advanced technologies. In this regard, societies and individuals are forced to attempt in achieving it. Education is an important issue in this area, as students cannot be passive in 21th century. This is why that final and quantitative goal of education should be changed and critical thinking should be considered as one of the inevitable goals of education. Education of critical thinking may results in new technologies that its goal is making people health not making them destructive. the present study is a descriptive-correlation research. In such studies, the author attempts to examine type and degree of the relationship between variables. Generally, there are several factors influencing students' educational achievement. The authors of this study have attempted to examine the relationship between teachers' critical thinking and students' educational achievement. This study has been done in the universities of Eghlid city. A sample of 130 students has been selected from this population randomly. The respondents were asked to answer the questionnaire. In order to collect the research data, critical thinking questionnaire has been used. Correlation coefficient method has been used for analyzing the research data and testing the research hypotheses in the SPSS. The results of this study revealed that there is a significant relationship between teachers' critical thinking and students' educational achievement (p ≤ 0/05). Another part of the results indicated that there is not any significant difference between male and female students in terms of critical thinking. (original abstract)
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