An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)




The study aimed to show the degree of inclusion of twenty-first century skills in the developed science textbook for the eighth grade, and it adopted the analytical-descriptive method. To achieve the objectives of the study, an instrument for analysing the content was developed. After the reliability and validity of the instrument were verified, the content analysis of the developed science textbook with its first and second parts for the eighth grade of the academic year 2021-2022 by the Ministry of Education in Jordan was conducted. The findings of the study showed that there were differences in the degree of inclusion of the twenty-first century skills in the developed science textbook of the eighth grade between moderate and low grades, where the "learning and innovation" skills came in first place with a moderate degree and a percentage of 45%, followed by "life and professional skills" with a low degree at a percentage of 30%, and in the last place came "media and information technology skills," with a low degree as well, at a percentage of 25%. Moreover, the findings also showed that the most frequently occurring skills in the content of the developed science textbook for the eighth grade were the skills of initiative and self-direction in the field of life and professional skills, with a mean of 29.5%, followed by the skills of culture of knowledge, communication, and technology in the field of media and information technology skills in second place with a percentage of 23%, and then the skill of critical thinking and problem-solving in the field of learning and innovation, with a mean of 22%. Finally, the content analysis finding did not show any repetition of each of the skills of media culture: flexibility, adaptation, social skills, and understanding of multiple cultures, productivity, responsibility, leadership and responsibility skills.

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