CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING STRATEGIES IN TEACHING INTERNAL CONSISTENCY OF THE RESEARCH TOOL
[STRATEGIE KRITICKEHO A TVORIVEHO MYSLENIA VO VYUCOVANI VNUTORNA KONZISTENCIA VYSKUMNEHO NASTROJA]
Jana Duchovicova – Robert Tomsik
The study presents the results of factor analysis of the Strategies of Critical and Creative Thinking Questionnaire. The questionnaire contains of 40 items that saturate 6 factors – strategies for developing critical thinking in the learning process extracted by factor analysis on a sample of N = 556 students. Based on the results of the analysis, the following factors were defined: F1 Strategies for the developing self-regulation; F2 Strategies for developing systematic and interpretative skills; F3 Strategies for developing argumentation; F4 Strategies for developing conclusion and troubleshooting; F5 Strategies for developing evaluation and F6 Strategies for developing reading skills. These factors allow researchers to assess the preferences of specific strategies for developing critical thinking at specific school subjects as well as identify strategies applied by practicing teachers within the teaching practice of student teaching programs, depending on the school subjects (natural science, language, social science, education), type of school (high school, grammar school) and the level of education (lower and upper secondary education).
critical thinking, strategies for the developing critical thinking, factor analysis