International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


The Critical Thinking Teaching Methods In Nursing Students
Belgin YILDIRIM, Şükran ÖZKAHRAMAN, Seher Sarıkaya Karabudak

Critical thinking “thinking explicitly aimed at well-founded judgment, utilizing appropriate evaluative standards in an attempt to determine the true worth, merit, or value of something”. “Education knits together critical thinking …with the fabric of students’ experiences as a synthesizing process, providing students with the tools they will need to make sense of their world and the choices available to them and the insight they will need to make those choices wisely”. The educational process seeks to produce growth in cognivite development, but it is not the only way to achieve growth. Learning and thinking are processes that, if it nurtured, will continue for a lifetime. An assumption among many educators is that nursing students who attend college will develop the necessary critical thinking skills simply by attendance in class and participation in class discussion. Class and small group discussions, case studies and the use of nursing scenarios are very popular with istructors. Educators know that critical thinking is enhanced when nursing students come to class prepared. When instructors assign written papers, journals, verbal presentations and in class quizzes, students are encouraged to thoroughly prepare. Students have not endorsed focused critical thinking courses as helpful. They tend to favor debate, discussion and the freedom tos hare ideas.

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