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Nur Aliah Leonard & Abdullah, Sirhajwan Idek

Last modified: 2020-10-22


The goal of this study was to determine to what extent learners can develop the abilities to properly and adequately collect, analyse, evaluate, question and respond to information from the digital world and various media platforms through thinking tools.  Web Quest is the most prevalent way of searching for information and a variety of thinking tools such as K-W-L, Six Thinking Hats, Q-Matrix and Thinking Maps could be used by learners to process information that they encounter in the online platforms. An approach called “The Drive Technique” (Direction, Demonstration, Development and Delivery) which was based on the concept of differentiated instruction was utilized in the implementation of this study. The subjects were introduced to the functions of the tools and how they could be used to interpret and evaluate online resources. The subjects were an intact class of students from a vocational school located in a rural area in Sabah. The instruments were the students’ written responses as the outcome of the task completion. The findings of this study could be used to develop systematic and strategic guide on how thinking tools could be integrated into information literacy in order to increase learners’ ability to critically process information.


Information Literacy, Media Literacy. Web Quest, Thinking Tools, KWL, Q-Matrix, Six Thinking Hats


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