Promoting Critical Pedagogy in Language Education

International Research Journal of Arts and Humanities 2009

11 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2021

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Muhammad Shaban Rafi

University of Management and Technology, Lahore

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

This research investigates effects of critical pedagogy on the development of critical thinking through teaching English essay writing. The research also provides guideline to English Language Teachers to promote critical thinking in language learning and to teach language for reasoning. Quantitative and Qualitative data were collected from 53 English Language Teachers and 34 Civil Superior Services (CSS) students to test the hypothesis (by incorporating critical thinking through English Essay Writing promotes reasoning skills among the students). Descriptive Statistics, Paired Sample t-test and graphic representation were executed for the analysis of data. A marked difference (41.26 Mean Score) was measured in the performance of English language teachers in the result of critical thinking instructions into the composition of English Essay Writing. A significant difference was measured between Post-test I and II among the CSS students. The results signify that by incorporating critical thinking in teaching English Essay Writing promotes reasoning skills among the subjects. The research suggests replacing the old cycle of transmission pedagogy with critical thinking pedagogy in language education – a vehicle through which the students gradually discover themselves in the process of language leaning, and develop the cognizance of appropriate language to reason.

Suggested Citation

Rafi, Muhammad Shaban, Promoting Critical Pedagogy in Language Education (2009). International Research Journal of Arts and Humanities 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3827790

Muhammad Shaban Rafi (Contact Author)

University of Management and Technology, Lahore ( email )

Pakistan

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