The effects of integrating critical thinking in L3 intermediate classes. (c2012)

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dc.contributor.author Ammar, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-30T13:28:30Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-30T13:28:30Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-01-30
dc.date.submitted 2012-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1454
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 51-57). en_US
dc.description.abstract Finding new teaching methods and strategies that aim at developing students‟ levels of understanding, achievement, and motivation is one of the most important aspects educators work on constantly achieving. Thus, educators have always been interested in finding new means to cater for students‟ needs. One important mean and newly followed trend in education is the integration of critical thinking in teaching languages and sciences. Based on the difficulty in teaching critical thinking and expecting students to become critical thinkers, it is required to be taught starting at a young age. This study seeks to examine whether or not intermediate students prefer teaching methods that integrate critical thinking in English-as-a-third-language (L3) class, and if teachers integrate critical thinking in their teaching methods. The subjects of the study are multilingual students, trilingual teachers, and a bilingual observer. Results of the study indicate that integrating critical thinking in L3 intermediate classes has a positive effect on students‟ comprehension, motivation, and class participation. For future research, a greater number of students and schools in Lebanon could be observed over a longer period of time. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Critical thinking -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Lebanon -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject English language -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Lebanon -- Case studies en_US
dc.title The effects of integrating critical thinking in L3 intermediate classes. (c2012) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle A case study en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer II en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200602785 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Leila Harmoush
dc.author.commembers Dr. Nola Bacha
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: xiii, 64 leaves; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Rima Bahous
dc.keywords Critical thinking en_US
dc.keywords Trilingual en_US
dc.keywords Multilingual en_US
dc.keywords L3 en_US
dc.keywords Teaching methods en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2012.23 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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