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Analysis and Evaluation of the Use of Critical Thinking Skills in the Chinese Language Curriculum by Teachers from an Independent Secondary School in Singapore

 

Project Type: Practitioner Inquiry - Autonomous
Discipline: Languages
Duration: 03/2012 - 05/2012
Domain: Curriculum Design

 

Abstract:

The objective of this research is to analyze and evaluate the use of critical skills in Chinese Language Curriculum by teachers of a secondary school. The research will take place at an independent secondary school for high ability female learners in Singapore that offers a six-years integrated programme. This research seeks to uncover the teachers’ perception of the use of critical thinking in the school’s context and evaluate the evidence on the level of critical thinking that is being infused in class.

This is an exploratory study where data will be collected from three sources: lesson plans, focus group interviews and a survey. The data collected will be analyzed and evaluated to determine significant patterns and relationships. Conclusions will be drawn from the data findings and it will have implications for staff development and classroom instructions. Recommendations will be made with the objective to enhance the teachers’ understanding on the use of critical thinking strategies and models to promote critical thinking in class.

critical-thinking-skills





Research Personnel:


Role Name Department
Investigator Ms Tan Yen Chuan PeRL
Advisor Ms Masturah Abdul Aziz PeRL

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