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Research Paper | Education Management | Cameroon | Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017
Teaching Methods in Pre-Service Secondary Teacher Education and the Development of Critical Thinking Skills in Cameroon
Abstract: Education aims at creating learners who have the appetite to think analytically and critically, to use their knowledge to enhance their own lives and also contribute to their society, culture and civilization. If Cameroon must achieve its Vision of attaining emergence in 2035, the curriculum must be improved to accommodate critical thinking or problem-solving skills. Teachers must have a critical thinking skills to equip students with critical thinking skills through teaching methods. In Cameroon, it is not known if critical thinking in teacher education has been given adequate attention. Thus the study sets out to make an evaluation of the secondary teacher education programmes in Cameroon with respect to the use of methods that enhance critical thinking. The study was a descriptive survey with a sample of 300 final year student-teachers of public general and technical secondary teacher education institutions in Cameroon. Data were collected through a questionnaire and were analysed inferentially. Findings and recommendations are discussed
Keywords: Secondary grammar teacher education, secondary technical teacher education, critical thinking, higher order thinking, teaching methods, Cameroon
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017,
Pages: 1024 - 1027
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ENDELEY Margaret Nalova, "Teaching Methods in Pre-Service Secondary Teacher Education and the Development of Critical Thinking Skills in Cameroon", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017, pp. 1024-1027, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20172878
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