Proceedings of the International Conference on Madrasah Reform 2021 (ICMR 2021)

Does Reading Correlate with Students’ Critical Thinking? A Bridge to Literacy Practices

Authors
Sahiruddin Sahiruddin1, Esti Junining1, *, M. F. Ubaidillah2, Mei C. Len3
1Department of English, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia
2Center for Scientific Publication, Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia
3Tun Fatimah Form Six College, Malaysia College Sabah, Malaysia
*Corresponding author. Email: esti@ub.ac.id
Corresponding Author
Esti Junining
Available Online 13 January 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220104.054How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Critical thinking; Literacy practice; Reading; University student
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Madrasah Reform 2021 (ICMR 2021)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
13 January 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-511-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220104.054How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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