Critical Thinking and Physics Problems

  • Anna Trúsiková Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics
  • Klára Velmovská Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics

Abstract

Critical thinking is considered to be one of the most important abilities which help us to solve problems, interpret information or make decisions in everyday life. Every person needs to use critical thinking, therefore, it is important to develop students` critical thinking in all classes including Physics. We summarize various definitions of critical thinking and we describe the survey, where students solve problems whose solution requires critical thinking. We compare students` results to see if they can solve problems without physics content with better successfulness than the problems with physics content and to see how the school attendance impacts its development.

Author Biographies

Anna Trúsiková, Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics
Department of Didactics in Mathematics, Physics and Informatics
Klára Velmovská, Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics
Department of Didactics in Mathematics, Physics and Informatics

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Published
2020-05-02
How to Cite
Trúsiková, A., & Velmovská, K. (2020). Critical Thinking and Physics Problems. The International Education and Learning Review, 2(1), 45 - 52. https://doi.org/10.37467/gka-edurev.v2.2226
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