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(Posting on NE—NASBAT English also being the Center for Critical Thinking; by one NEB) Critical thinking is one important skill that must be trained. It is an ability that cannot be acquired naturally; it should be nurtured in education. And as (critical) thinking is realized in language—and, therefore, they both […]

Center for Critical Thinking

(A fragment of a paper; by one NEB) Critical thinking is here defined as “reasonable reflective thinking that is focused on what to believe or do” (Ennis 1987: 9-26). Further, Norris and Ennis (1989) proposes dispositions of it. They assert that critical thinkers: – seek a statement of the thesis […]

On Nurturing Critical Thinking 2

(A popular article; by one NEB) Critical thinking is an issue dating back some 20 years ago, if we look at some books on that concept available on the market. This really shows that it is—as a matter of fact—not a new concept anymore now. But around that time, Indonesia […]

On Nurturing Critical Thinking

(A presentation paper originally and so left as such; by one NEB; together with our partner, Muhammad Handi Gunawan, this is later published in Jurnal Dinamika of FKIP of UNSUR, the abstract of which is available here Background It may be argued that classroom teaching-learning practices have not yet […]

Enhancing Learners’ Critical Thinking Skills through Argumentative Essay Writing

(Posting tentang pelatihan kemampuan berpikir kritis; oleh seorang NEB) Bahasa Inggris sekarang bukan lagi keahlian saklek (skill) tapi sudah merupakan alat (tool). Karenanya ia tidak layak lagi digunakan hanya untuk bersosialisasi dan berkomunikasi saja. Bahasa Inggris sekarang harus dapat digunakan untuk berargumentasi dan melawan, yaitu melawan orang-orang dan berbagai informasi […]

Pelatihan Kemampuan Berpikir Kritis

(Posting tentang kemampuan berbahasa tertinggi; oleh seorang NEB) Kemampuan berbahasa tertinggi tingkat tertinggi yang mesti dilatih kepada siswa adalah kemampuan presentasi—yang sebelumnya dapat dimulai dengan mereka menulis esai argumentatif (argumentative essay) dengan topik yang mereka pilih sendiri. Esai argumentatif adalah jenis esai terbaik untuk melatih kemampuan berpikir kritis (critical thinking) […]

Tentang Kemampuan Berbahasa Tertinggi

(Posting on tafseer of Qur’an combining all the previous separate postings; by one NEB) There is nothing wrong with Islam; there is everything right about Islam. What could be wrong is how some Muslims interpret Qur’anic verses of rules—that are fixed—with ijtihad or logic or critical thinking. So now we […]

On Tafseer of Qur’an (All the Previous Separate Postings Regarding ...

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(Posting on the nature of Qur’anic verses rendering rules; by one NEB) When it comes to Qur’anic verses rendering rules, the attitude Allah the One God teaches us to have is ‘We listen and we obey’ (Sami’na wa Ato’na). There is no other interpretation but what is stated. It’s plain […]

The Nature of Qur’anic Verses Rendering Rules