Efficacy of Usage of Social Media on Critical Thinking Disposition of Prospective Chinese Language Teachers in the Post Era of COVID-19
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- COVID-19; Usage of Social Media; Efficacy; Critical Thinking Disposition; Prospective Chinese Language Teachers
In the post era of COVID-19, social media, as internet-based platforms or channels that facilitate communication and exchange of information, ideas, interests, and even culture, has gradually become an important tool for e-learning research and implementation. However, few attempts have been made to explore the impact of social media on critical thinking. The objective of the study is to investigate the efficacy of the usage of social media on critical thinking disposition (CTD) of the prospective Chinese language teachers (PCLT). A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 160 PCLT participants in the Departments of Literature and Journalism of Leshan Normal University in Southwest China. The study was based on the framework composed of the seven critical thinking dispositions of Delphi consensus. Structured questionnaire was used as the tool for data collection. Descriptive statistics, ANOVA, MANOVA were used for the data analysis. The findings of this study showed that the duration of social media use has a moderate degree but statistically significant impact on PCLT’ overall CTD and self-confidence, one of the sub-dimensions of CTD, but a significantly low degree impact on truth-seeking, analyticity, inquisitiveness in the dimensions of CTD. The results further revealed that with the increase of the duration of social media use, the level of truth-seeking, analyticity, inquisitiveness of students has increased significantly, but the self-confidence has decreased significantly. Accordingly, this study has shed light on the integration of information technology, particularly, the use of social media, with critical thinking teaching in college education.
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TY - CONF AU - Xianfeng Li PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/09 TI - Efficacy of Usage of Social Media on Critical Thinking Disposition of Prospective Chinese Language Teachers in the Post Era of COVID-19 BT - Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Educational Innovation and Multimedia Technology (EIMT 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 412 EP - 420 SN - 2667-128X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-94-6463-012-1_46 DO - 10.2991/978-94-6463-012-1_46 ID - Li2022 ER -