Enhancing critical thinking skills via a primary school blog + webquest project

Kai Ming LI, Yuen Mei Winnie CHOW

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Abstract

Fifty-two primary school students completed a series of project-based learning activities designed according to the proposed model (BlogQuest) for six weeks. The development of students’ critical thinking skills were captured by a pre-test and a post-test of a standardized Critical Thinking Test whereas student’s perceptions towards the pedagogy were solicited through questionnaire survey and interviews. Results showed the small effect in critical thinking development and favourable perceptions towards such pedagogy. Though there were limitations, the teachers saw the education values of BlogQuest especially for addressing the different needs for students with different abilities and characters. Copyright © 2013 Graduated Institute of Learning and Instruction, National Central University, Taiwan. Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
EventAECT International Conference on the Frontier in e-Learning Research 2013 - National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 18 Jun 201320 Jun 2013

Conference

ConferenceAECT International Conference on the Frontier in e-Learning Research 2013
Abbreviated titleAECT-ICFER 2013
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaichung
Period18/06/1320/06/13

Citation

Li, K.-M., & Chow, Y.-M. (2013, June). Enhancing critical thinking skills via a primary school blog + webquest project. Paper presented at the AECT International Conference on the Frontier in e-Learning Research 2013, Taichung, Taiwan.

Keywords

  • Critical thinking skill
  • Web2.0 and learning
  • WebQuest
  • e-Learning
  • Technological pedagogy
  • Social constructivist learning

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