Ricky Fernandes

Ricky Fernandes

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Education

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Research Title:

An investigation of facilitating critical thinking in English language classes when listening and speaking are practised in an Indonesian high school

Project Summary:

This research project aims to address the gaps in understanding of Critical Thinking (CT) facilitation in an Indonesian English as an Additional Language (EAL) high school context. The study investigates CT in EAL through teachers’ perceptions, practices and challenges while facilitating listening and speaking. The significance of the study is that it will move the field past entrenched practices and partial theorisation of CT in EAL by providing a more coherent theoretical conceptualisation that will be useful for guiding teachers. The study will also develop knowledge that will inform Indonesian English Language Teaching (ELT) pre-service and in-service teachers’ professional learning in CT facilitation, an area of major interest to the Indonesian Ministry of National Education.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Fernandes, R., Willison, J., & Boyle, C. (2024). Characteristics of facilitated critical thinking when students listen to and speak English as an additional language in Indonesia. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 52, 101513.

1. Australia Awards Scholarship

2. University of Adelaide Research Scholarship

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