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The Promotion of Critical Thinking Through The Use Of an Online Discussion Board: Asking the Right Questions?
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, Multimedia University, Malaysia ; , University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Global Learn, in Penang, Malaysia ISBN 978-1-880094-79-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

The ability to think critically is viewed as an important aspect of learning because it equips students with the ability to analyze and solve problems which they might meet in real life. Researchers have found that the teaching of critical thinking skills can be taught through online discussion. Based on two years of observation of online discussion carried out asynchronously in a private higher learning institution in Malaysia, the authors have observed that students often require some form of guidance to achieve critical thinking skills. This paper will shed light on the authors’ experience of employing the questioning techniques on the online discussion topic to help students develop the critical thinking skill. The skillful intervention of the moderator is one of the key factors in developing critical thinking.

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Siew Woei, L. & White, G. (2010). The Promotion of Critical Thinking Through The Use Of an Online Discussion Board: Asking the Right Questions?. In Z. Abas, I. Jung & J. Luca (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 4277-4283). Penang, Malaysia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 19, 2019 from .

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