Assuring the quality of students’ critical thinking through fallacy identification

Indah, Rohmani Nur (2014) Assuring the quality of students’ critical thinking through fallacy identification. Presented at International Conference on Quality of Islamic Higher Education, September 2014, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta. (Submitted)

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Critical thinking skill has been a crucial issue in the context of higher education as the benchmark of qualified graduates. It is integrated in all aspects and involved in all of the courses as elaborated in the syllabus. Assessing the critical thinking becomes prominent to make sure that its quality is maintained. The real reflection of critical thinking can be traced through students’ ability to express their thought in the form of arguments. Good arguments must be supported not only by convincing claims and careful choice of supporting details but also on the rhetorical pattern which is free from fallacious statements. Identifying the fallacious statement which include recognizing the fallacy varieties assures the quality of their critical thinking. This study investigates the fallacious statements in the argumentative writing of the students of UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang who argue on global issues. The faulty reasoning is found in terms of the the discussion on the topics, the flawed relations with the audience, and the relations with the characters involved in the arguments.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200302 English Language
Depositing User: Dr. Rohmani Nur Indah
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 16:14


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