Proceedings of The 2nd International Academic Conference on Teaching, Learning and Education
Effects of Critical Thinking Implementation On Enhancing of Teaching Quality in 9-Yer Schools of Gjakova Region
Prof. Ass. Dr. Ruzhdi Kadrija
Enhancing the quality of teaching and increasing the productivity of schools is a goal of our state and society. Critical thinking program, respectively teaching organized according to the new teaching techniques and methodology increases the efficiency of teaching by mobilizing students in active and interactive learning. Schools that are implementing this program as a new professional innovation have been able to significantly improve their daily educational practices. They have also seen an increase in student learning outcomes as a result of improved teaching and student engagement in the active acquisition of educational content. In this paper we researched the effects of applying critical thinking on enhancing the quality of teaching in elementary schools in the Gjakova region which is one of the seven regions of Kosovo. We first addressed this paper from a theoretical point of view. In order to shine a light on the research, we also received the opinions of 517 students from schools where the philosophy of critical thinking is applied and from schools that still work according to traditional educational practices. For the same purpose, we obtained the opinions of 234 teachers through standard questionnaires from these two school environments. The data obtained from this research were processed through SPSS software and will be presented as findings through tables and graphs followed by concrete explanations.
Keywords:contemporary teaching, productive schools, quality of learning, interactive learning, learning results.