A Structural Model of Physical Higher-Order Thinking Ability

Hongjun Chen 1,* , Haibo Yu 2 , Lei Cao 1 , Jinyou Fei 3 , Meiyu Ding 1

1 Changchun Normal University, Changchun, Jilin 136132, China
2 Northeast Normal University, Changchun, Jilin 136300, China
3 Jilin Normal University, Siping, Jilin 136000, China
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Received: 2022-8-18 / Accepted: 2022-12-22 / Published: 2022-12-27

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.37906/real.2022.3

Abstract This paper makes a qualitative analysis of the existing research and creates the hypothesis of high-order thinking ability structure model of senior high school students. 400 high school students were selected to answer the questionnaire on this basis, and exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis were conducted on the survey results to test whether the model is reasonable. The results show that the structure of physical higher-order thinking ability in high school students includes four dimensions: "physical problem-solving ability, physical experimental exploration ability, physical critical thinking ability, and physical transfer of innovative ability", and these four dimensions are an interrelated organic whole.

Research Areas: Scientific reasoning & problem solving

Keywords: Exploratory factor analysis, Confirmatory factor analysis, Physical higher-order thinking ability, Structural model