Essay about Critical thinking

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The Significance of Critical Thinking Ability In Terms of Education Murat KARAKOÇ İstanbul Aydın Üniversitesi Institute of Social Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey, muratkarakoc52@hotmail.com Abstract: This study explained critical thinking ability in terms of education processes and the importance of thinking critically for a student who attends any education programme. Developing the ability to think critically is an important element for modern education approaches and models. This study intends to give a framework on the concept of thinking critically while teaching or learning.this study is limited to the literary description of critical thinking subject. The world is getting both more technical and more complex day by day,…show more content…
2.3 Thinking in Education Education, perhaps the most basic need for people, is the process that provides the development of human. According to Meyer (1976) the aim of education is to nurture the individual, to help the to realize the full potential that already exists inside him or her. There has always been a strand of educational thought that held that the strengthening of the child’s thinking should be the chief business of the schools and not just an incidental outcome – if it happened at all ( Lipman, 2003 ). Qualified education should show the way to students about what and how to learn. While students evaluate what they learned and their learning methods, they manifest their critical thinking abilities (Emir, 2009). As Cotton indicates(1991) : “If students are to function successfully in a highly technical society,Then they must be equipped with lifelong learning and thinking skills necessary to acquire and process information in an ever changing world”. One of the aims of education should be developing students’ thinking skills as well as motor skills, which is basic goal of contemporary approaches in education. According to Elder & Paul (2008) students are not passive but active while they are realizing critical thinking. 2.4 Critical Thinking When the term of ‘Critical Thinking’ is searched, it is understood that there are meanings of it which are suggested in the frame of

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