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Investigating the implementation of higher order thinking skills in Malaysian classrooms: insights from L2 teaching practices

Abdul Aziz @ Ahmad, Azian and Ismail, Fauziah and Ibrahim, Noor Mala and Abdul Samat, Norhanim (2017) Investigating the implementation of higher order thinking skills in Malaysian classrooms: insights from L2 teaching practices. Sains Humanika, 9 (4-2). pp. 65-73. ISSN 2289-6996

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.11113/sh.v9n4-2.1361

Abstract

In preparing for the 21st century workforce, many education systems have integrated creative and critical thinking elements in the teaching and learning process by instilling higher order thinking skills (HOTS) in students. This research examines English language (L2) teachers’ awareness and practices in promoting HOTS in the English Language classrooms in Malaysia. Data were collected from practicing L2 teachers through questionnaires, semi-structured interviews and structured observations. Findings of this research suggest that implementation of HOTS in the L2 classroom is very minimal and hindered by various factors, particularly those related to student, pedagogical and institutional factors. This implies the need for a more holistic and integrated approach involving L2 teachers, students and administrators in ensuring the successful implementation of HOTS in the L2 classrooms.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Higher order thinking skills, creative thinking, critical thinking, classroom practice
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions:Language Academy
ID Code:80294
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:25 Apr 2019 09:24
Last Modified:25 Apr 2019 09:24

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