Enhancing thinking skills among students using edward de bono module

Zulkifley Hamid, Nuraisyah Hani Zulkifley, Mohd Asyraf Zulkifley

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The main objective of this action research is to develop and enhance thinking skills among final year students of the Malay Studies Program in the National University of Malaysia. Two out of nine Program Educational Outcomes (PEO) of the Malay Studies program are directly related to thinking skills. However, no single course, whether it is offered at the university, faculty, center or program level offer courses on this aspect. In this research, four workshops on thinking skills were held for third year students from the Malay Studies Program, to develop their thinking skills using the Six Thinking Hats module. 42 final year students were involved in this research. Data from the research show that the four workshops held were successful in developing thinking skills among students in solving problems, particularly in the writing of their academic papers. Students were also found able to use their thinking skills to solve problems in their daily lives professionally. Result from this research shows that, we can enhance and strengthened our students thinking skills to enable them to acquire thinking skills and techniques that are purposeful, reasoned and goal directed. This skill is very important in solving problems, formulating inferences, calculating likelihood and in making the most effective and beneficial decisions in their daily lives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4267-4270
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Science Letters
Volume22
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

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Keywords

  • Cooperative inquiry
  • Decision making
  • Information management
  • Problem solving
  • Six thinking hats

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Enhancing thinking skills among students using edward de bono module. / Hamid, Zulkifley; Zulkifley, Nuraisyah Hani; Zulkifley, Mohd Asyraf.

In: Advanced Science Letters, Vol. 22, No. 12, 01.12.2016, p. 4267-4270.

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