The Impact of Critical Thinking in Improving Students’ Learning: A case study of students in the English Department, College of Science and Arts, Tanumah, King Khalid University


This study investigates the impact of critical thinking in improving students’ learning and how it is important to think critically in the learning process. Improving the ability to think critically is an important element for modern education approaches and models. This study aims to provide a framework on the concept of thinking critically while teaching or learning. The world is getting both more technical and more complex day by day life environment, that’s why the necessity for education increases for each growing generation. The skill of thinking critically is generally accepted as a very vital stage in every field of learning, particularly in the last decades. As a study draws a general suggestion on the importance of critical thinking skills. The study found out that: first, Students’ performance was different in the post-test (after experiment) when it is compared with students’ performance in the pre-test (before experiment). Second, the learning motivation of the experimental group and the control group was also different. Third, there was no difference in Critical thinking skills influenced by the interaction of learning models.  Forth, Students have developed better critical thinking skills due to their abilities to negotiate and analyze critically. A well, the study recommended that: 1) critical thinking should be given and taught as a main daily activity within learning process. 2) earners should be exposed to intensive tasks that motivate and enhance critical thinking skills.


Keywords: Critical thinking, Learning, thinking


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