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Title of Thesis

Developing Creative Thinking: A Cognitive Approach to the Teaching of Literature

Author(s)

MUNAZZA YAQOOB

Institute/University/Department Details
Faculty Of Advanced Integrated Studies And Research (English) / National University Of Modern Languages, Islamabad
Session
2009
Subject
English
Number of Pages
329
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
Developing, Creative, Thinking, Cognitive, Approach, Teaching, Literature, investigate, strategies, techniques

Abstract
The study was conducted to investigate whether the application of cognitive teaching tools, strategies, and techniques through cognitive teaching model help develop creative thinking and other higher-order thinking skills of the students of literature at Master's level.
The study comprised two phases: phase I was survey, while phase II was experimental. In phase I (survey) three questionnaires were prepared: one for the students, second for the teachers, and third for the chairpersons of English departments. The questionnaires were used to collect data about the existing literature teaching methods in Pakistani universities and colleges. The data collected were tabulated and analyzed on mean score and calculated to find out the central tendency of responses.
In phase II of study (experimental), experiment was carried out for two months. The sample was 138 students of M.A. English at International Islamic University, Islamabad studying Romantic Poetry and Fiction II (Modern Fiction). 68 students of Romantic poetry were randomly divided into two groups: 34 in controlled group and 34 in experimental group. Similarly 68 students of Fiction II were randomly divided into two groups: 34 in controlled group and 34 in experimental group. Relevant pre-tests were conducted on all the four groups before the start of the experiment and post-tests at the end of the treatment period that was two months. The data collected through achievement tests were scored and analyzed by applying z test. Phase I of the study concluded that the existing literature teaching methods are traditional and do not develop students‟ creative thinking and other higher-order thinking skills. Phase II concluded that the application of cognitive teaching strategies and techniques through cognitive teaching model could help develop creative thinking and other higher-order thinking skills of the students of literature.

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INTRODUCTION

1.1 Significance of Literature

1.2 Existing Teaching Methods of Literature in Pakistan
1.3 Statement of the Problem
1.4 Objectives of the Study
1.5 Hypothesis
1.6 Research Questions
1.7 Significance of the Study
1.8 Delimitation of the Study
1.9 Structure of the Study

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3 2 REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

2.1 Human Learning, Cognition and Cognitive Processes

2.2 Thinking and Thinking Skills
2.3 Thinking and Problem Solving
2.4 Creative Thinking
2.5 21st Century Education and Cognitive Teaching
2.6 Teaching of Literature
2.7 Review of the Related Studies

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4 3 METHODS AND PROCEDURES OF THE STUDY

3.1 Design

3.2 Population
3.3 Sample
3.4 Tools
3.5 Administration
3.6 Data Analysis

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5 4 PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA

4.1 Presentation and Analysis of Phase I Data

4.2 Presentation and Analysis of Phase II Data

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6 5 ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSION, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1 Summary of the Research Outcomes

5.2 Phase I: Analysis and Interpretation of Findings
5.3 Phase II: Analysis and Interpretation of Findings
5.4 Conclusion
5.5 Suggestions for Future Research
5.6 Recommendations

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7 6 WORK CITED & APPENDICES


 

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