Critical Thinking Stages in Reading
Critical thinking is becoming the current issue of English Language Teaching (ELT) to fulfill the demand of globalized era nowadays. Teaching critical thinking to English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners is of equal important to assessing it. This paper will review the concept of critical thinking involving elements and standards of reasoning rooted from Bloom’s taxonomy of cognitive domain. Besides relating critical thinking to reading skills, a series of assessment procedures will be elaborated to determine the status of a critical thinker. Some pedagogical implementation and cultural constraints are discussed comprehensively at the end part of this paper as well. Conclusion and recommendation for future research on critical thinking are proposed as a closing remark.
Keywords : critical thinking stages, reading
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