Using WebQuest Based Instruction to Enhance Students’ Critical Thinking

  • Richa Bansal Department of Education, Panjab University, Sector-14, Chandigarh-160014, India
  • Sunil Dutt Department of Education & Educational Management, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research, Sector-26, Chandigarh-160019, India
Keywords: WebQuest, Critical Thinking, Science, Conventional, Instruction

Abstract

The study was executed to investigate the effects of teaching via WebQuest Based Instruction on students’ critical thinking in comparison to teaching through traditional mode of instruction. Murthy Critical Thinking Scale (2014) was used to assess students’ critical thinking. The study was carried out with ninth grade science students who were selected from government schools of Chandigarh and were randomly separated into two groups: the control group who received conventional mode of instruction and experimental group exposed to WebQuest based instruction created by the researcher. Both descriptive as well as inferential statistics (t-test) were employed to analyze the data. The findings of the research illustrated a noteworthy variation in critical thinking between two groups where students of experimental group dominated over control group students, hence demonstrating the substantial positive effect of WebQuest based instruction on student’s critical thinking. In view of the acquired results, the researcher recommended the use of WebQuest based instruction during teaching learning process and also proposed to provide proper training to teachers in how to implement the WebQuest in educational practices.

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Published
2020-03-27
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Richa Bansal, & Sunil Dutt. (2020). Using WebQuest Based Instruction to Enhance Students’ Critical Thinking. Issues and Ideas in Education, 8(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.15415/iie.2020.81001
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