Proceedings of The 3rd International Academic Conference on Management and Economics
Effects of Implementing Critical Thinking on Improving Student Performance and Productivity in 9- Year Schools in the Gjakova Region
In this research paper object of treatment and analysis we have the results of the implementation of techniques and strategies of the critical thinking program in order to increase the learning outcomes of students. Kosovo in the reform of its education system is implementing the constructive philosophy and active teaching strategies of this program which creates a suitable learning environment. Many schools in our country have started and to some extent have stabilized in the implementation of this new philosophy and mentality in education which also favors the increase of teaching efficiency and productivity in our schools. On the other hand, many other schools have not yet begun the path reform and consequently their pedagogical daily life has remained traditional and with elements of formalism and teaching verbalism.
In this research, we specifically collected data from 21 schools in the Gjakova region which is one of the seven regions of Kosovo. This data are opinions of students and teachers. These opinions which we present as research findings are collected from school environments which apply critical thinking teaching techniques and from school environments which have not yet started their implementation. The paper consist of theoretical treatment and comparative analysis of findings from these two school environments which we have processed with the computer program SPSS and presented with different tables and graphs. Theoretical treatment and research findings emphasize Theoretical treatment and research findings emphasize Theoretical treatment and research findings emphasize the importance of critical thinking philosophy for the development of critical thinking and students’ creative abilities.
Keywords: contemporary teaching, interactive learning, productive schools, learning outcomes, students’ performance.