Iranian Domestically Designed ESAP Textbooks and Students: A Critical Thinking Perspective

Authors

1 Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature,Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures,University of Tehran

2 PhD candidate, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Tehran,

3 دانشکده زبان های خارجی و ادبیات، دانشگاه تهران

Abstract

The main purpose of this study is to investigate the reflection of critical thinking in ESAP textbooks developed by SAMT in Iran. To this end, three textbooks including English for Students of Veterinary Medicine (Medical Sciences), English for Students of Psychology (Soft Sciences) and English for Students of Сivil Engineering (Hard Sciences) were analyzed based on Peterson’s model to identify the frequency of different types of critical reading questions. Moreover, 153 students of these majors filled out a critical thinking questionnaire. The results showed that approximately half of the exercises reflect general reading questions not critical reading questions in ESAP textbooks. The results of Chi-Square tests showed that while there is not any significant difference between the applications of critical reading questions in the ESAP textbooks, there is a significant difference between different types of critical reading questions in ESAP textbooks. In addition, the results of the one-way ANOVA showed that there is not any significant difference between critical thinking of students of the three majors.

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Article Title [Persian]

بررسی کتاب های زبان تخصصی طراحی شده در ایران و دانشجویان بر اساس دیدگاه تفکر انتقادی

Authors [Persian]

  • عباسعلی رضایی 1
  • یونس تاسه 2
  • زهرا علیشاهی 3
1 دانشیار، دانشکده زبانهای خارجی و ادبیات، دانشگاه تهران
2 دانشکده زبان های خارجی و ادبیات، دانشگاه تهران
3 PhD candidate, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Tehran,
Abstract [Persian]

 هدف اصلی مطالعه حاضر بررسی انعکاس تفکر انتقادی در کتاب های زبان تخصصی سازمان سمت میباشد. بدین منظور، سه کتاب شامل انگلیسی برای دانشجویان دامپزشکی، انگلیسی برای دانشجویان روانشناسی و انگلیسی برای دانشجویان مهندسی عمران بر اساس مدل پیترسون مورد بررسی قرار گرفتند تامیزان بکارگیری انواع سوالات خواندن انتقادی را مورد تجزیه و تحلیل قرار گیرد. نتایج نشان داد که تقریبا نیمی از تمرینات سوالات عمومی را انعکاس میدادند نه سوالات انتقادی. نتایج آزمون خی دو نشان داد که اگرچه تفاوت معناداری در مورد بکارگیری سوالات انتقادی در این سه کتاب وجود ندارد اما تفاوت معناداری بین انواع مختلف سوالات انتقادی در کتب وجود دارد. نتایج تحلیل مسیر یک راهه نیز نشان داد که تفاوت معناداری در سطح تفکر انتقادی دانشجویان رشته های وجود ندارد.
 
بررسی کتاب های زبان تخصصی طراحی شده در ایران و دانشجویان بر اساس دیدگاه تفکر انتقادی

Keywords [Persian]

  • تفکر انتقادی
  • کتب
  • سوالات خواندن انتقادی
  • انگلیسی برای اهداف ویژه

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