Critical Thinking Based Instruction at Australian Primary Schools: Sociolinguistics Perspective

Susanto, Djoko and Indah, Rohmani Nur and Rohmah, Galuh Nur (2013) Critical Thinking Based Instruction at Australian Primary Schools: Sociolinguistics Perspective. Research Report. UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim - Deakin University, Malang Indonesia - Melbourne Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study is to portray classroom interaction in the critical thinking based instruction at primary schools. Primary schools in Australia are considered to develop critical thinking based instruction as reported in some studies. Therefore the teacher and student interaction is investigated to see the features and construct of effective classroom interaction effective for developing students’ critical thinking.

The kind of qualitative method chosen is exploratory case study. It aims at carefully revealing the development of student’s critical thinking triggered by teacher and student interaction. The result of this study shows that the instruction is characterized by inquiry based learning, project-based learning, problem-based learning, Socratic questioning, within integrated learning method and added by educational values such as character building and the implementation of social justice education. The finding also shows the politeness strategies portrayed in the teachers’ modeling the ‘respect’ in the classroom interaction. Teacher plays a significant role for accurate modelling so that in critical thinking based instruction the education value become the main concern. Even from the earlier stage, shaping good identity is done though story telling story to transmit the moral in social and humanity issues. Through the integrated learning process students can make analysis of the education values they learnt in their daily life.

Item Type: Research (Research Report)
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200302 English Language
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Dr. Rohmani Nur Indah
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 09:23

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