Critical Reading Experiences by Emirati 11th Grade Students ‎with Regard to Bloom’s Taxonomy

Maryam Ali Salem Al Sereidi, Negemeldin Al Sheikh, Rachel Takriti


This study aimed to investigate critical reading as experienced by Emirati 11th grade students in public high schools. A quantitative study was utilized in order to answer both research questions posed in the study. A questionnaire was used to collect data from a large number of 11th grade students (n=645) concerning their critical reading experiences. The results of this study suggested that these students make use of some basic critical reading skills, but that they did not use any of the higher order critical reading skills. The study recommends a reconceptualization of teaching strategies and assessment in order to encourage and promote critical reading.    


Critical reading, Critical thinking, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Higher order thinking skills

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