The Effect of Backchannel Communication in Developing Students’ Critical Thinking Skills

Rathakrishnan, Mohan and Raman, Arumugam and Singh, Manvender Kaur Sarjit and Lee, Jun Choi (2018) The Effect of Backchannel Communication in Developing Students’ Critical Thinking Skills. The Journal of Social Sciences Research (6). pp. 69-74. ISSN 2411-9458

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of backchannel communication in developing students‟critical thinking skill: macro and micro critical thinking.There are many tools in backchannel communication (BC). Padlet has been used as one of backchannel communication in this research.There are seventy students from two classes (Class X and Class Z) involved as sample in this study.Quasi- experimental research design applied in this research. Class X was selected as the experimental group (using padlet online discussion) and Class Z became the control group (classroom discussion) while learning Critical Thinking subject. Padlet online discussion was used as tool to plot discussion in a group on the topic given by the teacher. The finding shows that students who used back channel communication showed greater macro critical thinking level than to those who did not use back channel communication. While for students who used BC did not show greater critical thinking level than to those who did not use BC.This study will contribute to the body of knowledge on technologies for learning and online learning. This will allow better understanding on how technology can facilitate learning especially critical thinking.

Item Type: E-Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Backchannel communication; Macro and micro critical thinking; Padlet online, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2019 00:53
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 04:12
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/26286

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