DESIGNING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS-BASED INSTRUCTION FOR EFL READING
English Language Lecturer at Faculty of Culture Studies of Universitas Brawijaya
Many studies uncover the fact that the Indonesian students EFL reading literacy are still below the international standard of reading literacy. This phenomenon encourages EFL teachers to innovate some strategies to increase EFL reading proficiency. One of the ways to increase the Indonesian EFL reading proficiency is by integrating EFL reading skills with critical thinking skills. To meet this need, this paper aims at integrating EFL reading with critical thinking skills by implementing three routine practices namely internalizing, applying and evaluating. Internalizing concept is a situation where an initial learning occurs. In this stage it is recommended to learn any new concept well. After that, applying the concept to a problem or issue is recommended after internalizing stage, so that the EFL learners can come to see the value of understanding the concept. At the same time, the EFL learners need to evaluate how well they are internalizing and applying the concepts they are learning. This paper also connects both the theoretical and practical implementation of these three routine practices to acquire more appropriate pedagogical implementation of critical thinking skills in reading in EFL classroom.
Keywords: critical thinking-based instruction, EFL reading
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