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The perception of critical thinking and problem solving skill among Malaysian undergraduate students

Rodzalan, Shazaitul Azreen and Mohamed Saat, Maisarah (2015) The perception of critical thinking and problem solving skill among Malaysian undergraduate students. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 172. pp. 725-732. ISSN 18770428

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Abstract

This study aims to investigate students’ perception on their critical thinking and problem solving skill. It also aims to determine whether there are differences between genders and academic disciplines on this skill. A sample of 2000 undergraduate students from six Malaysian public universities completed the survey. Findings indicate that students perceived they have high critical thinking and problem solving skill. It is also revealed that male students are perceived to have better critical thinking and problem solving skill. Social science students appear to perform better in this skill, as compared to science and engineering students.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Critical thinking; gender differences; academic discipline; problem solving; Malaysian undergraduate students
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1024 Teaching (Principles and practice)
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Technology Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2018 01:47
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2018 01:47
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10351
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