Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Faculty's perspectives on undergraduate Islamic education students' practice of critical thinking skills
Authors: Margatama, Pandang
Supervisor: Tahraoui Ramdane, Ph.D
Subject: International Islamic University Malaysia Kulliyyah of Education -- Undergraduates
Critical thinking -- Study and teaching -- Malaysia
Reflective learning -- Study and teaching -- Malaysia
Year: 2021
Publisher: Kuala Lumpur : Kulliyyah of Education, International Islamic University Malaysia, 2021
Abstract in English: The implementation of critical thinking skills is important for students. Previous studies have found that the educational institutions in Malaysia are still unable to achieve the objectives of instructional pedagogy in the classroom especially in enhancing critical thinking skills. Therefore, this study examined how to develop critical thinking skills of undergraduate students from the perspective of faculty’s members. This study was qualitative in nature because it sheds light on the experiences and perceptions of individuals from their own perspectives on a particular program. The data collection was carried out through interviews with faculty members, who teach the teaching of Islamic Education undergraduate students, Kulliyyah of Education, IIUM. Based on the themes that emerged from the data, three conclusions were drawn. Firstly, the participants highlighted that the practice of critical thinking skills would leave a positive impact on the learning experience of students. Their responses suggest that critical thinking skill is the ability of the student to collect information and express his/her thought to solve problems. Likewise, through the acquisition of higher order thinking skills, problem solving skills, reflection skills and synthesise skills, students are able to practice critical thinking skills. Secondly, among the effective strategies in developing critical thinking skills of Islamic Education students, students’ centred learning activity, visual learning, and assignment, workshops, building self-confidence and open-ended questions. Students are able to develop critical thinking skills through the implementation of these effective strategies. Although the practice of critical thinking skills has been implemented, there will also obstacles in developing critical thinking skills related to problem solving skills issues, higher ordered thinking issues, lack of confidence, language skills issues, close mindedness, time management skill issues, academic background of the students and students’ family background. The study suggests carrying out further researches which can cover a greater population especially in the Kulliyyah of Education, IIUM. It also recommends supporting the management educational institutions in conducting programs to develop the critical thinking skills of the students.
Call Number: t LB 1590.3 M327F 2021
Kullliyah: Kulliyyah of Education
Programme: Master of Education
Appears in Collections:KOED Thesis

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
t11100429277PandangMargatama_24.pdf24 pages file939.03 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
  Restricted Access
Full text secured file1.66 MBAdobe PDFView/Open    Request a copy
Show full item record

Google ScholarTM


Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Please give due acknowledgement and credits to the original authors and IIUM where applicable. No items shall be used for commercialization purposes except with written consent from the author.