Critical thinking and English language teaching with reference to national curriculum of India

Omidvar, Reza and Ravindranath, B. K. (2017) Critical thinking and English language teaching with reference to national curriculum of India. Language in India, 17 (6). ISSN 1930-2940

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The present authorswill examine the current position of critical thinking in India from different perspectivesin this section. Looking at the historical background of the concept in India, and long familiarity of the Indians with logical thinking, the authors illustratethe current status of critical thinking in India from two main perspectives. First, they reviewthe Educational system which includes curriculum content and framework set for schools, the practices or teaching methods adopted by the teachers in the system, and finally the way that students’ achievements are examined. Second, the authors discusswashback of the educational system, which demonstrates how successful or unsuccessful the present educational policies are in practice, based upon feedback of employers as one important stakeholder of the system, teachers, students, and so on.At the end, some suggestions will be posited on how to heighten the efficiency of Education with regard to English language teaching and critical thinking. The suggestions relate to areas of student teacher education, policy making, and assessmentsystem.

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Subjects: A Arts and Humanities > Linguistics
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Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2019 05:16
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