Developing Critical Thinking in the Next Generation of Teachers at Universities:

A Comparative Research Study Conducted in Slovakia

Keywords: critical thinking, teacher training, future generation


The world of education has changed. Information is available anywhere and at any time. It can be daunting to understand and assess it and to distinguish a hoax from objective reality. The training of future teachers at universities needs to be changed so that a graduate from a Faculty of Education will become a professional capable of teaching others how to learn. Teachers can no longer only transmit information and evaluate how students acquire it. They should make learning meaningful and guide learners toward critical thinking. The underlying assumption is that they themselves can think critically. The aim of the study is to compare the level of critical thinking in university students between two generations of students, Generation Y (Millennials) and Generation Z (the iGeneration).

Author Biography

Erika Novotna, University of Presov, Slovakia

PaedDr. Erika Novotná, PhD.


University of Prešov, Slovakia


Faculty of Education


Department of Pre-school and Elementary Pedagogy and Psychology

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How to Cite
Novotna, E. (2021). Developing Critical Thinking in the Next Generation of Teachers at Universities:: A Comparative Research Study Conducted in Slovakia. Multidisciplinary Journal of School Education, 10(1(19), 121-137.