Proceedings of the 2018 International Seminar on Education Research and Social Science (ISERSS 2018)

A Cross-Sectional Evaluation of EFL Students' Critical Thinking Dispositions in Digital Learning

Authors
Yueer Wei, Jie Hu
Corresponding Author
Yueer Wei
Available Online July 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iserss-18.2018.8How to use a DOI?
Keywords
connectivism, critical thinking dispositions, digital learning, EFL learners
Abstract
EFL college students acquire knowledge in the digital learning environment. Fostering critical thinking dispositions in digital learning is of great importance. This cross-sectional study aims to explore the impact of digital learning on EFL college students’ critical thinking dispositions. This study invites 64 EFL students from Z University and conducts the Chinese version of Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CTDI-CV) and semi-interviews for measurements. It finds out that digital learning impacts EFL students’ critical thinking dispositions although it is not the only contributor. EFL students’ overall critical thinking dispositions as well as truth-seeking, analyticity and self-confidence increase obviously throughout four college years. But it cannot be neglected that truth-seeking and systematicity are still relatively weaker even in the time of graduation. This study not only points out the change of EFL college students’ critical thinking dispositions but also offers suggestions for the higher education.
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