The occurrence of levels of thinking in the Sharea Books questions in Jordan

Hamza Abed Al Karim Hammad, Ahmed Mohy Al Eddin Al-Kelani

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This study aims to reveal the occurrence of thinking levels questions in the books of Sharea (Islamic religion) in the Sharea schools that belong to the ministry of religious affairs and holy places in Jordan for the academic year 2008-2009. The 10 th grade book was chosen as the study sample. The books include 565 questions. This study tries to answer the main research question which is: to what extent do the levels of thinking occur in the 10 th grade Sharea books questions? The study used the content analytic style. The study tool is a thinking level questionnaire based on Gallagher and Aschner's levels of thinking. After confirming the truthfulness and firmness of the tool, it was carried out on the study sample and resulted in the following: • The 10th grade Sharea books questions were distributed among the thinking levels as follows: first category: the Cognitive thinking with the overall percentage of 86.73%, the second category was the Evaluative thinking with the percentage of 6.4%, the third category was the Divergent Questions with 4.07% and the fourth category was the Convergent Thinking Questions which had 2.8%. • The study has several recommendations such as the necessity for developing the Sharea curriculum, as it has not been developed or modified since the time it was first taught. Modifying the Sharea books questions so as it would comprehend all levels of thinking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-40
Number of pages10
JournalNew Educational Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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