The effectiveness of inquiry teaching in enhancing students' critical thinking

Awg Kasmurie Awg Kitot, Abdul Razak Ahmad, Ahmad Ali Seman

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Abstract

This quasi-experimental study examined the effectiveness of inquiry teaching in improving students' critical thinking in History. 41 Form 4 students were chosen as the treatment class while another 42 students were in the control class. Experiments related to inquiry teaching were carried out for eight weeks. Pre and post tests were performed on both groups. Results showed a significant difference of 0.05 between the treatment and control groups. Findings found the treatment group showed a higher increase in critical thinking than the control group. The findings indicated that inquiry teaching is effective and should be emphasized in schools.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages264-273
Number of pages10
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Conference on Learner Diversity 2010, ICELD 2010 - Bangi, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Oct 201020 Oct 2010

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Learner Diversity 2010, ICELD 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityBangi
Period19/10/1020/10/10

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Non-Randomized Controlled Trials

Keywords

  • Critical thinking
  • History
  • Teacher training
  • Teaching and learning
  • Teaching inquiry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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The effectiveness of inquiry teaching in enhancing students' critical thinking. / Kitot, Awg Kasmurie Awg; Ahmad, Abdul Razak; Seman, Ahmad Ali.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 7 2010. p. 264-273.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kitot, AKA, Ahmad, AR & Seman, AA 2010, The effectiveness of inquiry teaching in enhancing students' critical thinking. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 7, pp. 264-273, International Conference on Learner Diversity 2010, ICELD 2010, Bangi, Malaysia, 19/10/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.10.037
Kitot, Awg Kasmurie Awg ; Ahmad, Abdul Razak ; Seman, Ahmad Ali. / The effectiveness of inquiry teaching in enhancing students' critical thinking. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 7 2010. pp. 264-273
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