Vol.8, No.3, August 2019.                                                                                                                                                                                ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science


Implementation of the Critical Thinking Strategies in the School Subject Technology:

A Preliminary Study


Monika Valentová, Peter Brečka


© 2019 Peter Brečka, 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 8, Issue 3, Pages 998-1004, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM83-43, August 2019.


Received: 16 January 2019.

Revised:   14 June 2019.
Accepted: 01 July 2019.
Published:28 August 2019.




The theoretical starting points of this treatise are based on the repeating demands coming from real practice regarding improvement of critical thinking of pupils at primary schools in the Slovak Republic. The question is – to what extent is the topic of critical thinking being introduced and implemented in the educational process by our teachers? The answer to this and also many other questions was explored via research that was carried out within the frame of APVV-15-0368 project called Practical Training in the Centre of Field Didactics, the Field Didactics in the Centre of Practical Training. The main goal of this treatise is to present the research outcomes regarding implementation of the critical thinking strategies within the subject Technology at primary schools in the Slovak Republic. Teachers have stated that the biggest importance is generally ascribed to the deployment of various teaching aids, acquisition of practical skills and frequent contact with technical materials and tools.


Keywords – teaching strategies, critical thinking, technology, education.



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