Vol.12, No.3, August 2023.                                                                                                                                                                               ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Relationship Between Computational and Critical Thinking Towards Modelling Competency Among Pre-Service Mathematics Teachers


Pavitra Kannadass, Riyan Hidayat, Pariang Sonang Siregar, Alma Pratiwi Husain


© 2023 Riyan Hidayat, 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 12, Issue 3, Pages 1370-1382, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM123-17, August 2023.


Received: 11 April 2023.

Revised:   26 July 2023.
Accepted: 02 August 2023.
Published: 28 August 2023.




Participation in modelling activities significantly facilitates the development of mathematical skills. By utilizing the concept of mathematical modelling, students may be able to develop a more grounded understanding of mathematics. The objective of this research was to explore how computational thinking and critical thinking are connected to the mathematical modelling proficiency of pre-service teachers. Correlational quantitative research was conducted on 140 pre-service mathematics teachers from the Institute of Teacher Education, Penang and the Institute of Teacher Education, Ipoh, using a correlational research design. Using cluster random sampling, the Institute of Teacher Education was selected at random. The results revealed that pre-service mathematics teachers exhibited a strong aptitude for computational and critical thinking, but demonstrated a limited level of proficiency in mathematical modelling. In terms of modelling proficiency, the results indicated a significant correlation between computational thinking and critical thinking.The findings from this research demonstrated a significant correlation between critical thinking, computational thinking, and proficiency in modelling. Therefore, computational thinking and critical thinking improve prospective mathematics teachers' modelling skills.


Keywords –Computational thinking, correlational quantitative research, critical thinking, mathematical modelling, pre-service mathematics teachers.



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