The Impact of Problem-based Learning and Reading Stories on the Development of Moroccan Middle School Students’ Critical Thinking Skills
This research aims to investigate the effectiveness of problem-based learning and reading stories on students’ critical thinking skills in Moroccan middle high schools. This paper employed a quasi-experimental pre-test post-test study design. The sample of the study was two groups consisting of 50 students aged between 14 and 15 years old at the 9th grade Tazi middle high school in Casablanca, Morocco. The participants were divided into an experimental group (N=25) that received the treatment study using a problem-based strategy and Black Beauty story by Anna Sewell level 3 mm. publications and a control group (N=25) that took normal classes. The researcher used a critical thinking test as an instrument and a T-test for the analysis. The findings, which have been quantitatively analysed, revealed a significant difference between the experimental and the control group (sig <0.05); it showed that the experimental group participants got higher thinking skills grades. Overall, we conclude that problem-based learning and reading stories influenced critical thinking skills positively.