Development of Critical Thinking Skills among Secondary Level Students through Constructivist Approach
The purpose of the research was to find out the impact of 7E instructional model of constructivist approach on ability of secondary level students to think critically in the subject of physics. The research design was quasi experimental. The current study's population included both male and female participants of 10th grade science students’ studying physics in public secondary schools in Sargodha district. Multistage random sampling procedure was adopted in selection of two sections of science students from each of two public secondary schools, of Sargodha and randomly assigned as control and experimental groups. A critical thinking test in physics with reliability coefficient 0.85 was used as pre and post-test; t-test and ANOVA was used for data analysis. Results were that 7E instructional model had significant effects on students’ ability to think critically in Physics. Performance of male and female students of experimental groups in critical thinking test in physics was better than male and female students of control groups. It is suggested that pre-service and in-service teachers’ training academy like QAED may include 7E teaching style into teachers’ training with practical steps.
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