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Critical Thinking in Second Language Learning: Students’ Attitudes and Beliefs

Lailiyah, Malikhatul ORCID: and Wediyantoro, Prilla Lukis ORCID: (2021) Critical Thinking in Second Language Learning: Students’ Attitudes and Beliefs. International Journal of Language Education, 5 (3). pp. 180-192. ISSN 2548-8457 (Print) 2548-8465 (Online)

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Researches revealed that critical thinking is a solely appraised learning outcome in higher education. However, the study related to students’ perceptions of critical thinking in online learning is not greatly expanded. This study explored students’ attitudes and beliefs of critical thinking within asynchronous learning environments. The participants of this study were English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students in one of the universities in Malang. To gain deep understanding, both quantitative and qualitative approach was applied. In obtaining the data, a set of questionnaires was distributed through google form and analyzed to describe the learners’ perception. Besides, to draw supplementary information, a form of deep interviews with six students was conducted. The findings indicated that even though the analysis of the questionnaire showed students’ positive attitudes toward critical thinking skills, however, from the interview section, it is showed that students’ were lack of confidence. In addition, there was multifaced understanding what critical thinking are.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Prilla Lukis Wediyantoro NIDN: 0712038504
Uncontrolled Keywords: critical thinking; English language learning; students’ perception; thinking skills
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Politik > D3 Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Rita Juliani
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2023 04:59
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023 05:01

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