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Critical thinking of EAW students

Engku Ibrahim, Engku Haliza and Othman, Khairiah and Muhamad, Ainon Jariah (2012) Critical thinking of EAW students. In: International Language for Specific Purposes Seminar (LSP), 4th - 5th September, 2012, Swiss Garden Hotel and Residences, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Critical thinking skills is one of the essential life-long learning skill which has always been recognized as an essential element in tertiary education. Thus it is incumbent for educators to incorporate critical thinking skills at all levels. At the International Islamic University Malaysia, this skills is introduced in the English for Academic Writimg (EAW) class which is one of the university required courses for our students. The purpose is to enable them to be able to use the English language effectively in an academic setting that uses English as the medium of instruction. The course requires students to produce a mini research paper at the end of the semester. Being an Islamic institution, the students are required to be able to integrate the Islamic perspective in their writings. This paper investigates the extent to which Engineering and Human Science students are able to incorporate the Islamic perspective relevant to their respective disciplines. 26 scripts were analysed using Bloom’s critical thinking framework. The findings revealed that all students were able to incorporate Islamic perspectives though not all were able to apply the higher order thinking skills.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 1357/26967
Uncontrolled Keywords: Critical thinking skills, Bloom's taxonomy, English for Academic Writing, Islamic perspective
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (principles and practices)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) > English Language Division
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Datin Dr. Engku Haliza Engku Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2012 15:52
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2012 15:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/26967

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