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Albanian preservice language teachers' awareness of the level of thinking in classroom activities


  • Rudina Guleker

    (European University of Tirana)


Thinking is becoming a priority in the education systems across the world. Yet it is sill a commodity that is relatively new in Albanian classrooms. While there are many factors to blame, a big responsibility falls to the teacher. In the effort to assess the state of higher order thinking in teachers, this study aims to determine the extent to which pre-service teachers of English language are able to identify the thinking levels in certain classroom learning activities according to Bloom's Taxonomy. The participants of the study (n=38) were students of masters of education in English who completed a questionnaire to determine the level of thinking in vignette-like classroom activities.The mean for ten vignettes was 6.02 and there was no statistical significance between the means and the reported level of comfort in teaching the skills. The results showed that more qualitative data is needed to further explain the factors that influenced their decisions.

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  • Rudina Guleker, 2015. "Albanian preservice language teachers' awareness of the level of thinking in classroom activities," Proceedings of Teaching and Education Conferences 2905313, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:sek:itepro:2905313

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