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    Title: Investigation of EFL college learners' critical thinking and creativity in writing on online discussion board
    Other Titles: 探討大學部英語學習者在討論區的批判性思考和創造力
    Authors: 劉蓉蓉;Liu, Jung-Jung
    Contributors: 淡江大學英文學系碩士班
    王藹玲;Wang, Ai-Ling
    Keywords: 批判性思考;創意;主修科系;性別;文化背景;學習態度;討論區;Critical Thinking;Creativity;Academic background;Gender;Cultural background;Learning Attitude;Online discussion board
    Date: 2014
    Issue Date: 2015-05-04 09:16:09 (UTC+8)
    Abstract: 本研究主要探討大學部學生的批判性思考及創造力,及與主修科系,性別,文化背景和學習態度的關聯性。本研究方法是質量合併,利用質性分析學生在討論區的意見,在使用敘述統計探討研究結果。
    本研究共有一百四十六位大學生參與,其中包含五十七位國際企業學系主修學生,四十六位財務金融學系主修學生及四十三位大眾傳播學系主修學生。本研究者在討論區開設三個不同的討論主題,其討論主題分別與日常生活,學生目前生活及未來生活相關。在研究期間,本研究者與英語教學領域人員們依照學生上課情形與討論區的意見,分析並分類參與學生的上課態度及討論區意見的批判性思考與創造力的等級。
    本研究結果顯示大學部學生的主修科系,性別,文化背景和學習態度會影響學生展現不同程度的的批判性思考及創造力。換言之,不同主修科系,不同性別,不同文化背景及不同上課態度的學生會導致學生有不同程度及面向的批判性思考及創造力。本研究的研究結果與先前的研究結果一致。
    有鑑於本研究的研究結果與討論,若有意於在課堂中使用小組或大班性討論的老師,必須先考慮學生的科系,性別,文化背景或上課態度。若能依照學生的不同的特性來設計教材與內容,老師就可以更有效設計適合的討論主題並有效的培養學生的批判性思考與創意。
    This study is aimed to investigate college student’s critical thinking and creativity and the relation between academic background, gender, cultural background, learning attitude and information process in terms of critical thinking and creativity. The research is a mix of qualitative and quantitative research methods with grounded-theory research methods for investigating patterns of postings and the relation between participants’ characteristics and written discourse.
    One hundred and forty-six college students who consist of 57 participants in International Business, 46 participants in Banking and Finance and 43 participants in Mass Communication. The researcher supplemented three discussion sessions in Moodle discussion board and the topics are related to life reflection, an issue related to student life and an issue related to their near future. During the discussion session, the researcher and other TESOL members evaluated the participants’ learning attitude according to the Habits and Attitudes to learning Rubric. After the three sessions of discussion, the researcher and other TESOL member analyzed the participants’ postings and categorized them based on the rubric of critical thinking and creativity.
    The results show that students’ academic background, gender, cultural background and learning attitude differentiate their information process in terms of critical thinking and creativity in the three sessions of discussion. In other words, the findings of the research show that students with different majors, different genders, different cultural background and different levels of learning attitude revealed different level of critical thinking and creativity in detail aspects on the rubric. The results were in consistency with previous studies in the field.
    In light of the result and discussion of the research, it was implied that teachers should take students’ academic background, cultural background and learning attitude into account when they are going to apply discussion sessions in online discussion broad. In order to cultivate students’ critical thinking and creativity more efficiently, teachers should adapt teaching materials and methods according to students with different characteristics.
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