Padlet Online Discussion in Enhancing Students’ macro Critical Thinking Skills

Mohan, Rathakrishnan and Rahayu, Ahmad and Lee, Jun Choi (2017) Padlet Online Discussion in Enhancing Students’ macro Critical Thinking Skills. International Journal of Latest Research in Humanities and Social Science (IJLRHSS), 1 (3). pp. 121-126. ISSN 2221-0989

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Online discussion has become one of the important strategies for the teacher to teach the students to think critically in conveying their ideas and become more proactive and creative.Although there are two types of critical thinking skills: macro and micro critical thinkingbut in this paper,padlet online discussion communication (PODBC) was conducted to examine its effectiveness in enhancing students macro critical thinking.A total of 70 Universiti Utara Malaysia Management Foundation Programme students involved in this experimental research design. The students in treatment class are divided tofew groups. Every group uses back channel padlet online discussion to discuss the topic given. All the group members discuss and write their ideas in padlet. Ideas that are posted in padlet will be displayed in front of the class so that the entire group in the treatment class could see the given ideas. Paul’s model was used to analyze student’s macro critical thinking in padlet online discussion backchannel communication.The finding shows that students who used padlet online discussion backchannel communication have greater macrocritical thinking level than students who do not use back channel.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Padlet, Backchannel Communication, Macro Critical Thinking, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2018 06:45
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2018 06:45
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/19278

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