Does Reading Correlate with Students’ Critical Thinking? A Bridge to Literacy Practices
- 10.2991/assehr.k.220104.054How to use a DOI?
- Critical thinking; Literacy practice; Reading; University student
The construct of reading and critical thinking has been extensively researched in educational contexts and argued to correlate each other. However, there is a paucity of research that explores such a relationship with how students develop their critical thinking skills. This study aims to evaluate the relationship between reading comprehension and critical thinking in an Indonesian EFL context and how critical thinking skills are developed by university students. To achieve these objectives, both quantitative and qualitative approaches were employed. The participants involved in the study 71 undergraduate university students in one of the universities in Indonesia. They were required to complete reading comprehension test and Watson-Glaser’s Critical Thinking Appraisal (WGCTA), followed by semi-structured online interviews. The study reveals that reading and critical thinking are not highly correlated. Students demonstrate various ways in developing their critical thinking skills. Pedagogical implications as a bridge to literacy-based teaching are proposed.
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TY - CONF AU - Sahiruddin Sahiruddin AU - Esti Junining AU - M. F. Ubaidillah AU - Mei C. Len PY - 2022 DA - 2022/01/13 TI - Does Reading Correlate with Students’ Critical Thinking? A Bridge to Literacy Practices BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Madrasah Reform 2021 (ICMR 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 367 EP - 373 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220104.054 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220104.054 ID - Sahiruddin2022 ER -