Designing a Curriculum Model Based on Critical Thinking and Examining Its Application among Undergraduate Students at the University Of Isfahan (A Mixed Method Design)

Document Type: Original Article


1 Ph.D. Candidate in Curriculum Planning,University of Hormozgan, Bandar Abbas, Iran

2 Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, University of Hormozgan, Bandar Abbas, Iran



The present study aimed to design a curriculum pattern on the basis of critical thinking and its use among the undergraduate students of Isfahan University. This research is applied in terms of purpose using a mixed method in data collection. The research method in the qualitative part is content analysis and the tool used to collect data was note-taking. As the statistical population of this study, in the qualitative section, of all written sources gathered by targeted sampling method, only critical- thinking related sources were selected as the research samples. In the quantitative part, the research method was descriptive-survey and the tool was a researcher-made questionnaire whose content validity was examined by experts and its reliability using Cronbach's alpha was 0.94. The statistical population in this section included the faculty members of the University of Isfahan, and based on Morgan and Krejcie tables, 230 of them were selected by sampling method appropriate to the size of the statistical population. According to the results of this study in the qualitative part, the characteristics of the elements of the curriculum model based on critical thinking were extracted and in the quantitative part the results showed that the curriculum model on the basis of critical thinking is used by faculty members among undergraduate students.


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