Development of Critical Thinking Skill Programme for the Student Teachers of Diploma in Teacher Education colleges


  • A. A. Chavan Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Shivaji University, Kolhapur
  • V. S. Khandagale Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Shivaji University, Kolhapur



development critical thinking skill, student teachers, Diploma in Teacher Education improvement


The importance of education and its role should be to open up minds and ensure that it thinks reasons and analyzes. The National Curriculum Framework 2005 places demands and expectations on the teacher, which need to be addressed by both initial and continuing teacher education. To enhance the knowledge, values and skill among student it is necessary to enhance these in teacher first. Critical thinking is a type of reasonable, reflective thinking that is aimed at deciding what to believe or what to do. This paper examines the critical thinking skill of three D.T.Ed, college student teachers’ in the Kolhapur city and develop a programme to check the effectiveness of It. Findings are discussed most of the student teachers are poor in acquiring expanding question skill aspect, evaluating question skill aspect and analyzing question skill aspect of critical thinking skill. The treatment given to experimental group has produced significant difference in score of critical thinking skill and it can be said that the programme on development of critical thinking skill significantly enhances the critical thinking skill.


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How to Cite

A. A. Chavan, & V. S. Khandagale. (2014). Development of Critical Thinking Skill Programme for the Student Teachers of Diploma in Teacher Education colleges. Issues and Ideas in Education, 2(1), 25–37.



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