Factors Affecting the Development of Critical Thinking of Indonesian Learners of English Language

Indah, Rohmani Nur and Kusuma, Agung W (2016) Factors Affecting the Development of Critical Thinking of Indonesian Learners of English Language. Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 21 (6). pp. 86-94. ISSN 2279 - 0837

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This paper describes the assessment of the student’s critical thinking and identify the factors affecting its development. The assessment is done to Indonesian students learning English language at Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University. The identification of factors affecting their critical thinking development would contribute to the further aspects relating to the establishment of critical thinking based instruction in EFL teaching and learning process in Indonesia. The result of this particular study has shown the fact that most of the respondents have strong awareness of the importance of reading habit, the time management and broadening this learning sources from internet. However, this notion might not be well implemented or their views which are not practiced into reality due to various aspects. The result of this study also reveals that a notable factor affecting the ease to express critical thinking is the language proficiency. A critical thinker can express his or her thought well by means of good language use either in spoken or written form

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Dr. Rohmani Nur Indah
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2016 15:27


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