Critical thinking skills of undergraduate students of educational sciences at Tehran universities

Palabras clave: Critical Thinking, Curriculum, Educational Sciences, Tehran Universities. Ciencias de la Educación, Currículum, Pensamiento Crítico, Universidades de Teherán.



The present study aims to investigate the critical thinking skills of students in the educational sciences of Tehran universities. The population of study is undergraduate students of educational sciences of Tehran universities and the sample is 200 students of educational sciences selected using the stratified random sampling method. Data were collected using the California Critical Thinking Skills Test and analyzed using the one-sample t-test and multivariate analysis of variance. The results showed that the total score of critical thinking among undergraduate students of educational sciences was lower than the assumed mean value.


El objetivo del presente estudio es investigar las habilidades de pensamiento crítico de los estudiantes de ciencias educativas de las universidades de Teherán. La población del estudio son estudiantes universitarios de ciencias educativas de las universidades de Teherán y la muestra es de 200 estudiantes de ciencias educativas seleccionados mediante el método de muestreo aleatorio. Los datos se recolectaron usando la prueba (CCTS) y se analizaron usando la prueba t de una muestra y el análisis de varianza multi-variante. Los resultados mostraron que la puntuación total del pensamiento crítico entre los estudiantes universitarios de ciencias de la educación fue inferior al valor medio supuesto.

Biografía del autor/a

Z NICKNAME, Kharazmi University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

Zahra Niknam, Ph.D. in Curriculum Planning, Tarbiat Modarres University; MA in History and Philosophy of Education, Tarbiat Modarres University; BSc in Applied Physics (Area of interest: Molecular/Atomic Physics), Iran University of Science and Technology; Positions: Education Expert at Education Research Institute, October 2010 to present; Research Expert, Institute for Curriculum Research; Teacher, Ministry of Education; Assistant Professor, Kharazmi University.

A. ROYAFAR, Kharazmi University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

Amir Royafar, BA in and Education Management and Planning, Shiraz University; MA in Curriculum Planning, Allameh Tabatabai University; Publications: Essay: “Content analysis of Iranian high school history books based on Bloom's revised Cognitive Targets Classification in the cognitive domain”; Book: Dictionary of Educational Sciences (Persian/English, English/Persian); Positions: Staff Training Expert, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences.




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NICKNAME, Z., & ROYAFAR, A. (2019). Critical thinking skills of undergraduate students of educational sciences at Tehran universities. Utopía Y Praxis Latinoamericana, 24(1), 54-63. Recuperado a partir de