Belgin TANRIVERDI, Yildiz OZTAN ULUSOY and HAKAN TURAN
Assist. Prof. Dr., Kocaeli University Faculty of Education, TURKEY.
Problem Statement: The economic and social changes in the 21st century have wide-ranging consequences for education systems. To acquire necessary competencies, what learners need most is to learn to learn by reflecting critically on their learning aims. To provide this kind of learning experience, teacher education curricula should be revised to promote critical thinking (CT).
Purpose of Study: The purpose of this study is to investigate current teacher education curricula based on pre-service teachers’ ideas about the development of CT skills (CTS). In order to fulfill that aim, courses in the curricula, teaching methods, evaluation and assessment methods, and the roles played by teachers were analyzed.
Keywords: Developing skills, thinking, critical thinking, teacher training, teacher education curricula