The relationship between creative and critical thinking styles and academics achievements among post secondary vocational students.

Alias, Maizam and Abd Hadi, Busmina Balkis (2010) The relationship between creative and critical thinking styles and academics achievements among post secondary vocational students. In: Seminar Kebangsaan Jawatakuasa Penyelarasan Pendidikan Guru2010, 2-3 Ogos 2010, Hotel Concorde, Shah Alam.

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Abstract

A person's predisposition towards critical or creative thinking style has been shown to influence performance in specific academic disciplines. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between creative and critical thinking styles of post-secondary vocational students and their academic achievements. The Malay translation of the Yan Piaw Creative - Critical Thinking Styles Test (Test-retest reliability = 0.89) was used to gather data on thinking styles. One hundred and nine community college students from four Community Colleges under the Ministry of Higher Education who were undergoing work-based diploma programmes in Hotel and Catering (»=25), Electrical Technology (»=34), Computer Technology (w=30) and Automotive Technology («=20) were the subjects in the study. The results of the data analysis show that the majority of vocational students have stronger predisposition towards creative thinking (59%). There is no association found between thinking styles and gender. However, thinking style is found to be associated with academic achievements. The study concludes that both male.and female students have similar predisposition in their critical and creative thinking styles and that thinking style is associated with academic achievements among post-secondary vocational students.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:creative; critical; thinking style; community college; students; disposition
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions:Faculty of Technical Education > Department of Professional Education
ID Code:1923
Deposited By:Faizul Sahari
Deposited On:05 Oct 2011 11:48
Last Modified:05 Oct 2011 11:48

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