Critical thinking in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)

Palabras clave: Critical Thinking in STEM, Teaching Critical Thinking, Teaching Education. Enseñanza de la Educación, Enseñanza del Pensamiento Crítico, Pensamiento Crítico en CTIM.



The purpose of this study is to determine the place of critical thinking in the training of future teachers. To conduct the study, a survey of 200 full-time bachelor students of the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia was organized. All students study in Natural Sciences. The study analyzed several integrated tasks that can be aimed at the development of critical thinking. According to the results, critical thinking plays an important role in the educational process, which must be taken into account in the training of future teachers.


El propósito de este estudio es determinar el lugar del pensamiento crítico en la formación de futuros maestros. Para llevar a cabo el estudio, se organizó una encuesta a 200 estudiantes de licenciatura a tiempo completo de la Universidad Pedagógica Estatal Herzen de Rusia. Todos los estudiantes estudian en ciencias naturales. El estudio analizó varias tareas integradas que pueden estar dirigidas al desarrollo del pensamiento crítico. Según los resultados, el pensamiento crítico juega un papel importante en el proceso educativo, que debe tenerse en cuenta en la formación de futuros docentes.

Biografía del autor/a

O. ROGOVAYA, The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia

Olga Rogovaya lives in Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation. Olga Rogovaya has a Ph.D. She works as ahead of the chemical and environmental education department of The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia. The research interests of the author are environmental chemistry, physicochemical properties of bottom sediments of freshwater bodies, decolonization of teacher education. A recent study of the author is “Actual problems of chemical and environmental education”.

L. LARCHENKOVA, The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia

Liudmila Larchenkova lives in Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation. She has a Doctor of Science (Pedagogics). She works as a professor of the Department of methods of teaching physics at The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia. The research interests of the author are methods of teaching physics, methods of teaching problem solving, cognitive difficulties of students in the study of physics. A recent study of the author is “Technolinguistica-Program complex support for teaching English vocabulary”.


Y. GAVRONSKAYA, The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia

Yulia Gavronskaya lives in Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation. She is a Doctor of pedagogy. She works as a professor of the Department of chemical and environmental education of The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia. The research interests of the author are actual problems of chemistry and ecology, research methodology in education, modern problems of science and education. A recent study of the author is “Designing a master's program in chemical education based on professional standards”.



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Cómo citar
ROGOVAYA, O., LARCHENKOVA, L., & GAVRONSKAYA, Y. (2019). Critical thinking in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Utopía Y Praxis Latinoamericana, 24(1), 32-41. Recuperado a partir de