Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Language and Language Teaching, ICLLT 2019, 12 October, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Preparing English Department Students for Industry 4.0 Era through Critical Thinking Skills Development

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.12-10-2019.2292229,
        author={Rolisda  Yosintha and Taufik  Arochman},
        title={Preparing English Department Students for Industry 4.0 Era through Critical Thinking Skills Development},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Language and Language Teaching, ICLLT 2019, 12 October, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICLLT},
        year={2020},
        month={2},
        keywords={critical thinking skills industry 40 english department students},
        doi={10.4108/eai.12-10-2019.2292229}
    }
    
  • Rolisda Yosintha
    Taufik Arochman
    Year: 2020
    Preparing English Department Students for Industry 4.0 Era through Critical Thinking Skills Development
    ICLLT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.12-10-2019.2292229
Rolisda Yosintha1,*, Taufik Arochman1
  • 1: Faculty of Education and Teacher Training, Universitas Tidar, Indonesia
*Contact email: rolisda@untidar.ac.id

Abstract

The purpose of this review is to shed light on how to build critical thinking skills as one of the necessary skills that all students in higher education level need to be able to compete in the Industry 4.0 era. To ensure success, the worldwide industries in the fourth industrial revolution require their workforce to have not only technical skills but also soft skills, particularly critical thinking skills. With this new trend, English Department students are challenged to develop their critical thinking skills to supplement their English competences to be able to meet the ever-growing needs of the industry. Through a study of literature, this paper proposes some instructional strategies that the English Department could implement to build the students critical thinking skills and ultimately create a workforce ready for the tough competition in the Industry 4.0 environment.