Introduction of Psychology Education to Enhance Critical Thinking for Freshmen
荒木, 史代Araki, Fumiyo
271 , 2016-07-21
This study examined the effect of implementation to enhance critical thinking skills in a subject for High School/University Articulation and “Introduction to Psychology” class for freshmen. College students had taken lesson in critical thinking at once of 15-times class in a subject for High School/University Articulation, and in part of one lesson in “Introduction to Psychology” class. College students did worksheets after receiving lectures about critical thinking in both classes. In the follow-up study had about one year after the class of a subject for High School/University Articulation had finished, the results of the implementing group demonstrated significantly higher level of critical thinking disposition questionnaire than the control group. But, no significant results have been demonstrated at pre- and post-test for students in “Introduction to Psychology” class. From the results, it suggested that it is necessary to design and implement the teaching materials and method for enhancing students’ critical thinking skills.