Vol.7, No.2, May 2018.                                                                                                                                                                             ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Managerial Competencies of a Teacher in the Context of Learners’ Critical Thinking Development: Exploratory Factor Analysis of a Research Tool and the Results of the Research


Jana Duchovičová, Robert Tomšik


© 2018 Robert Tomšik, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 335-347, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM72-15, May 2018.


Received: 18 January 2018
Accepted: 31 March 2018
Published: 25 May 2018




The following study presents the results of a factor analysis of a questionary Strategies of Critical and Creative Thinking within the Teaching questionnaire (SCCTT). The instrument contains 40 items that cover 6 strategies for critical thinking development in the teaching process. The factors were extracted using the exploratory factor analysis on a sample of N = 556 university students. The study also presents the results in relation to the management of the selection and implementation of strategies that develop critical thinking in students during the teaching practice and compares the management of selection and application of strategies for the development of critical and creative thinking by the group of field didactics.


Keywords –critical thinking, creative thinking, factor analysis, management of strategies selection, teacher’s managerial competence.



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