Education Journal


1994.第22卷第2期(Vol. 22 No. 2).pp. 255–265



The Logical Thinking of Graduate Masters/Mistresses in Hong Kong

黃慧英、譚家雄、方子華(Wai-Ying WONG, Ka-Hung TAM, & Chi-Wah FONG)




It is generally agreed that one of the major aims of secondary education is the development of the ability of independent and critical thinking, for which the ability of logical thinking is essential. Thus deficiency of teachers' logical thinking ability would probably affect the quality of education received by secondary school pupils. Therefore we conducted a research by test on the ability of logical thinking of in the Faculties of Education of Hong Kong University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the majority of which current or prospective graduate masters/mistresses. A total of 501 test papers have been successfully completed. The results show the restees' ability of logical thinking is generally unsatisfactory. and that their non-deductive ability is generally better than their deductive ability. Analysis of the data indicates that trainings in logic affect testees' ability of deductive reasoning.