A study on Critical Thinking Education for Engineering students - Focusing on the Education Using films

공학도를 위한 비판적 사고 교육 연구 - 영화 활용 교육을 중심으로

  • Hwang, Youngmee (School of General Education, Sookmyung Women's University)
  • 황영미 (숙명여대 기초교양학부)
  • Received : 2018.03.01
  • Accepted : 2018.03.30
  • Published : 2018.07.31


This paper explores the educational method of using films as a means to cultivate critical thinking abilities for engineering students. It provides a practical educational model that elaborates on how films could be used as case studies to draw relevant questions, and in the process of answering them, develop students' ability to think critically. The educational model proposes a learning method of enhancing critical thinking abilities through debates and essay writing on issues raised in films. Furthermore, the paper entails concrete learning objectives on critical thinking education, and standards to evaluate levels of enhancement. Through raising the critical thinking abilities of engineering students, this paper will contribute to the utilization of creative ideas in the process of engineering research. Furthermore, the concept of utilizing films as a model for education used in this study could be adapted for fields other than that of engineering.


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