HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILL IN READING EXERCISES (An Analysis of Reading Exercises in “Practice Your English Competence” Course Book for the 7th Grade of Junior High School of 2013 Curriculum, Publish by Erlangga in 2016)

Junita, Anggraeni (2020) HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILL IN READING EXERCISES (An Analysis of Reading Exercises in “Practice Your English Competence” Course Book for the 7th Grade of Junior High School of 2013 Curriculum, Publish by Erlangga in 2016). Skripsi thesis, IAIN PURWOKERTO.

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Abstract

The rapid flow of information in the current era of globalization requires people to be able to think critically. In this era for learning a language, especially English, students need to think critically. One of the learning sources in the teaching and learning process at school is a textbook that plays an important role to master the material. Critical thinking can be practiced from exercises, especially in reading exercises. The process of reading will indirectly train readers' critical thinking skills. Besides, critical thinking patterns are very important to form human resources who are intelligent in thinking, wise in making decisions, and critical in solving problems. In addition, since the Indonesian curriculum has been changed to 2013 Curriculum, the government through the Education and Culture Ministry requires the teachers to assist students to emphasize their critical thinking. One of the textbooks that provides exercises and curriculum 2013 is “Practice Your English Competence” Course Book for the 7th Grade of Junior High School of 2013 Edited Curriculum Revision, Published by Erlangga in 2016. The purpose of this study was to determine the types of reading exercises and obtain empirical evidence from the distribution of higher order thinking skills based on the revised edition of Bloom's taxonomy on the questions in the reading exercises in “Practice Your English Competence” Course Book for the 7th Grade of Junior High School of 2013 Edited Curriculum Revision, Published by Erlangga in 2016. This study is a content analysis study that used a qualitative method as an approach. The research data were collected through documentary analysis. Data analysis was done by perusing process, marking in the checklist, classifying, coding, tabulating, and interpreting. The results of this study get two points. First, the types of reading exercises. There were 156 exercises is multiple choice and 9 exercises is completion test. Second, the higher order thinking skills in the course book obtained 15 out of 165 on reading exercises (9%) while the lower order thinking skills obtained 150 of 165 reading exercises (91%). The results of the distribution of higher order thinking skills are: Analyze skill gets the highest distribution, 14 of 165 questions (8%), Evaluating skill gets 1 out of 165 questions (1%), and Create skill do not get a higher order thinking skill distribution (0%). It can be concluded that the distribution of higher order thinking skills is lower than lower order thinking skills.

Item Type: Thesis (Skripsi)
Uncontrolled Keywords: critical thinking, reading exercises, lower-order thinking, and higher-order thinking.
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education > 372 Elementary education > 372.4 Reading
400 Language > 420 English and Old English > 420.7 Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
500 Natural sciences and mathematics > 540 Chemistry and allied sciences > 544 Qualitative analysis
800 Literature and rhetoric > 890 Literatures of other languages > 899 Other literatures
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Ilmu Keguruan > Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Junita Anggraeni sdr
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2021 02:20
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2021 02:20
URI: http://repository.iainpurwokerto.ac.id/id/eprint/9573

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