The Effect of Information Literacy on Teachers’ Critical Thinking Disposition

  •  Aycan Cicek Saglam    
  •  Ibrahim Cankaya    
  •  Hakan Ucer    
  •  Muhammet Cetin    


The concepts of information literacy and critical thinking are two important concepts of today’s information and technology age closely related to each other and sometimes used interchangeably. The purpose of the current study is to explore the relationship between the secondary school teachers’ critical thinking disposition and information literacy. The study was conducted in line with relational survey model. The study group of the research is comprised of 626 secondary school teachers working in 22 secondary schools located in the Şehzadeler province of the city of Manisa in Turkey. The scales were administered to all the teachers in the study group. However, the total number of teachers sampled resulted in 473 (75.56%) usable survey protocols. In the collection of the research data, Turkish adaptation of California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI-T) and Information Literacy Scale were used. The findings of the study revealed that the teachers’ critical thinking disposition and their information literacy levels are “low”. Besides, it was found that there is a significant, positive and bilateral relationship between the teachers’ critical thinking disposition and information literacy. Moreover, the regression analysis results indicate that the dimensions of information literacy level explain 15% of critical thinking.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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