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Title: 
Online discussion and critical thinking skills: A case study in a Singapore secondary school
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Issue Date: 
2008
Citation: 
Cheong, C. M., & Cheung, W. S. (2008). Online discussion and critical thinking skills: A case study in a Singapore secondary school. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 24(5), 556-573.
Abstract: 
Studies have shown that electronic discussion can be used effectively to teach critical
thinking and can achieve greater understanding. The use of online discussions is
common in polytechnics and universities, and many schools in Singapore have begun to
introduce online forums for discussion beyond the classroom. This research
investigates lower secondary school students’ critical thinking in an asynchronous
online discussion environment. The findings show that the students in this age group
have only minimally exhibited critical thinking skills during the online discussion.
However, investigation into students’ perception of online discussion shows positive
attitudes. Some enhanced scaffolding strategies for online discussion participants and
guides on designing good questions are recommended to foster critical thinking skills in
this environment.
URI: 
ISSN: 
1449-5554
Other Identifiers: 
10.14742/ajet.1191
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