The Effect of a Learning Environment Based on Global Education on Promoting Critical Literacy for IUG English Language Juniors

Nobogh Shaban Siyam, Mohammed Abd. El-Fattah Asqule, Khader Tawfiq Khader


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of using a learning environment based on global education on promoting the juniors' critical literacy in the Islamic University of Gaza who enrolled in the Academic Reading course and majoring in English language at the academic year 2019-2020. Following ADDIE Modal, the researchers designed a hybrid learning environment consisting firstly of a textbook that involved controversial issues and designed at a specific pattern and enriched with a plenty of activities. The second part of the environment is the use of Google Classroom as an electronic platform to enhance the acquisition of the critical literacy skills in the experiment. The third part of the environment is the evaluation system as the researchers used a debate along with an analytical test. The researcher adopted a quasi-experimental approach with one group design. The results of the study demonstrated that the learning environment in dealing with controversial issues was effective in promoting critical literacy skills for juniors. In addition, the study findings revealed that there were statistically significant differences between the pre and posttest in favor of the posttest. From the results, the researchers concluded that global education is an appropriate approach in promoting critical literacy as they share some common principles and goals.

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critical literacy – learning environment – global education – instructional design

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