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‘Doing Philosophy’ as an approach to enhance thinking skills among undergraduate students

Abdullah, Norillah and Hashim, Rosnani (2011) ‘Doing Philosophy’ as an approach to enhance thinking skills among undergraduate students. In: 15th International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC) Conference, 18-20 July, 2011, Jinju, South Korea. (Unpublished)

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This paper discusses a study to find out whether philosophical inquiry (PI) can be used as a tool to develop critical thinking among the undergraduate students of the Faculty of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences (IRKHS), International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM). This qualitative study, involved two groups of students with the first PI group being taught using the Philosophical Inquiry approach, while another FCT group were taught the regular formal critical-thinking skill course. Data was collected from the students’ assignments, interviews, and also journal entries. Findings showed that students from the PI group were able to apply more critical thinking skills than students from the FCT group. It is also found that students from the PI group felt a change has occurred in their way of thinking and they became more open. Besides, students felt that PI approach helped to improve their self-confidence especially in expressing their ideas.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: 2631/35167
Uncontrolled Keywords: philosophical inquiry, critical thinking, undergraduate students
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1705 Education and training of teachers
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fundamental and Inter-Disciplinary Studies (Effective: 5th Feb 2014)
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Norillah Abdullah
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2019 09:48
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 09:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/35167

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