Critical Thinking Module in Promoting Higher Order Thinking Skills among Secondary School Students

  • Norhezan Che Teh Department of English Language and Literature Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak
  • Nor Hashimah Isa Department of English Language and Literature Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak
  • Ainon Omar Department of English Language and Literature Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak
Keywords: Literature, higher-order thinking skills (HOTs), Critical Thinking Module

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how the Critical Thinking Module could be used in Literature classes as a teaching tool in assisting students to embark on higher order thinking. This is in line with the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013 - 2025 that stresses the importance of mastery of higher order thinking skills among students. This case study took place for 19 weeks with 9 subjects from a cluster school. The medium used was a short story written by Che Husna Azhari, a local writer. The subjects sat for 3 tests and the results showed that the subjects employed higher order thinking skills in their answers to the questions posed. Therefore, this research proposes that the Critical Thinking Module be used as a teaching aid to assist the teachers in incorporating higher order thinking skills in their Literature classes.

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Published
2017-12-04
How to Cite
Che Teh, N., Isa, N. H., & Omar, A. (2017). Critical Thinking Module in Promoting Higher Order Thinking Skills among Secondary School Students. AJELP: Asian Journal of English Language and Pedagogy, 5, 68-79. https://doi.org/10.37134/ajelp.vol5.6.2017