Resolving ELT Challenges Through Critical Thinking Strategies

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  • Rajan Kumar Kandel

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jns.v4i0.12854

Keywords:

ELT challenges, hangover, critical thinking (CT) strategies, action research and action learning, government-aided and privately owned boarding schools

Abstract

Overviewing the existing ELT challenges in Nepalese education, this article attempts to explore the challenges resulted from the age long conventional teacher-led, drilling, lecturing, note providing, and translation based teaching, and suggests to opt critical thinking (CT) strategies to solve the problems based on experiences and observations of the researcher for more than a decade. It tries to reflect how CT strategies help students in learning English inclusively in a co-operative and democratic class. A model lesson plan (along with pictures downloaded from the Internet) has also been appended to show how a teacher can introduce CT in ELT class in Nepal to overcome the challenges and lead the students to active and stress-free English learning. It also depicts positive consequences of the intervention (CT strategies) of the study resulted from action learning during the decade long practice and exploration of a teacher in his local context.

Journal of NELTA Surkhet Vol.4 2014: 1-12  

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Author Biography

Rajan Kumar Kandel

Mr. Kandel is Teaching Assistant of English Education at Surkhet Campus (Education) TU. He has been teaching Research Methodology for Language Education, English Language Teaching Methods, and Linguistics for more than five years. He is interested in research and research-specific practices. He has edited a couple of research and academic journals. He is Life Member of NELTA.

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Published

2015-07-04

How to Cite

Kandel, R. K. (2015). Resolving ELT Challenges Through Critical Thinking Strategies. Journal of NELTA Surkhet, 4, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.3126/jns.v4i0.12854

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