The Factors Affecting Techno-Pedagogical Competencies and Critical Thinking Skills of Preservice Mathematics Teachers

Volume 05 - Issue 02
Avni YILDIZ
Pages: 66-81 Download Count : 308 View Count: 268 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


Students’ high-level thinking skills such as critical thinking have been developed thanks to the use of technology. When analyzed the researches, this research will be original, and it will provide significant contributions to the literature. This research aims to explore the factors affecting the techno-pedagogical competencies and critical thinking skills of preservice mathematics teachers and to reveal the relation between their critical thinking skills and techno-pedagogical competencies. At that point, this research is remarkable for presenting an idea about raising more qualified mathematics teachers. This study was designed as descriptive study. The research group of this study hosts a total of 552 preservice elementary mathematics teachers. The research has employed two data collection tools: "TPACK Self-Efficacy Scale" and "Critical Thinking Scale". The research data were analyzed by using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) 21.0. The research results reveal that the technopedagogical skills and critical thinking abilities of preservice mathematics teachers are midlevel. On the other hand, there is a significant relation between the preservice mathematics teachers’ critical thinking abilities and technopedagogical competencies.

Keywords

  • Techno-pedagogical education competencies
  • critical thinking skills
  • preservice elementary mathematics teachers
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