FOSTERING THE DEVELOPMENT OF ANALYTICAL AND CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS IN AN UNDERGRADUATE READING COURSE

Bosnak, Azize (2011) FOSTERING THE DEVELOPMENT OF ANALYTICAL AND CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS IN AN UNDERGRADUATE READING COURSE. In: 1st International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’11), 5-7 May 2011, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

Language departments of most universities have a purpose in offering a reading course to freshmen. Students need to get prepared for heavy academic reading load, and learn how to tackle with texts of different lengths and genres. Reading, generally, is an analytical and critical process. It requires reflection and desicionmaking. Reading comprehension enhances through better thinking skills. However, thinking skills are not explicitly taught in reading classes. Modern trends in teaching reading skills integrate explicit instruction of analythical thinking and critical thinking skills. This paper seeks the ways of designing a reading course for freshmen in which identifyable analythical and critical thinking skills are integrated into reading skills, and the reading subjects and activities emphatically foster thinking and reflection.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
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Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 08:49
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 13:54
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/31

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