The Use Of Reflective Thining In Teaching English Language To Children In Nigeria 2

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THE USE OF REFLECTIVE THINING IN TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE TO CHILDREN IN NIGERIA 2

 

ABSTRACT

This study critically exposes way in which the teaching and learning of English language can be enhanced through reflective thinking. Reflective practice is encouraging and relevant to learner centered Education because it exposes the educators and learners to thinking beyond the doing. It also creates a friendly class atmosphere whereby the principle of fallibilism, open mindedness and tolerance is practiced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page         -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       i

Approval page -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       ii

Abstract   -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       iii

Table of contents     -       -       -       -       -       -       -       vi

CHAPTER ONE

1.0      Introduction    -       -       -       -       -       -       -       1

1.1      Background of the study  -       -       -       -       -       1

1.2      Statement of the problems -    -       -       -       -       3

1.3      Purpose of the study -      -       -       -       -       -       3

1.4      Significance of the study -       -       -       -       -       -       5

1.5      Research questions -       -       -       -       -       -       -       7

1.6      Scope (or delimination of the study)        -       -       -       9

1.7      Target audience       -       -       -       -       -       -       9

1.8      Assumptions of the study        -       -       -       -       -       10

 

CHAPTER TWO

2.0   Review of related literature -    -       -       -       -       13

2.1      The reflective dimension -       -       -       -       -       14

2.2      Subject matters and content    -       -       -       -       18

2.3      English for Nigerian schools    -       -       -       -       25

 

CHAPTER THREE

3.0   Expose of the study -       -       -       -       -       -       29

3.1   Language Disabilities       -       -       -       -       -       29

 

CHAPTER FOUR

4.0   Implication of the study   -       -       -       -       -       42

4.1   Teaching strategies -       -       -       -       -       -       42

 

CHAPTER FIVE

5.0   Summary, Conclusion, recommendations       -       -       55

5.1   Summary   -     -       -       -       -       -       -       -       55

5.2   Recommendation -  -       -       -       -       -       -       56

5.3   Limitation of the study     -       -       -       -       -       57

5.4   Suggestion for further studies -       -       -       -       -       57

        References -     -       -       -       -       -       -       -       58

 

 

CHAPTER ONE

1. O INTRODUCTION

1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY

Education is the life wire of any nation. It is the catalyst that propels both economic and social development.  This explains why nations as well as individuals lay so much emphasis on the intellectual development of individuals. No individual or group of individual has ever disagreed on the efficacy of education in solving societal problem. Everybody all agrees that education is the panacea for the eradication of ignorance and poverty.

In the same vein (Babalola (2005:130) noted that education is one of the major elements that influence economic growth. It inculcates skills which are useful in the productive process of (extractive, manufacturing, engineering, construction and commercial services). Second, education provides knowledge of law, since, medicine, arts, philosophy and mathematics.

 

Third, education provides job ethics and attitudes towards production of goods and services. Finally, education produces dynamic and creative human resources.Having seen the importance of education in our society, the question is what kind of education will help Nigerians attain to a greater height? Shall we continue to adhere to an education that is too passive and rote oriented? Nigerians have reached a stage that they need an advanced education system which will help to empower, enlighten and rebrand them. COIP4C educative approach will address this issue.

 

 

1.2      STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

Nigerian education system is in shambles because of lack of reasoning in the curriculum and this has destabilized the nation’s economic and social progress. The reflective method, if applied will help to remedy the drastic situation encountered in English language study.

There are two main phases to the problems of Nigerian education system.

These are:

Problem of what to teach

How to teach

 

1.3      PURPOSE OF THE STUDY

The purpose of the study is to enlighten Nigerians on the need to change to an innovative and effective system of education and there reflective method meets the entire requirement for moving Nigerian educational system forward.

This research study aims among other things:

i.            To do a survey on Nigeria's education system with a view to finding out how the pedagogical conventional method of education has affected the teaching and learning of English language in Nigeria.

ii.          To show evidence of misplaced priorities in approach to educational issue in Nigeria.

iii.        To evaluate the teaching profession with a view to finding a lasting solution to the problems confronting the teaching profession, e.g. the Issues of falling standard of education; poor academic performance/ achievement of pupils/ students; teachers incessant strikes and cultism in our schools.

iv.        To see that the child as the center of education is given its rightful place in the education process.

v.          To point out and place the right values to our education system.

vi.   To show how the learner centred educational approach could be used to address the socio-economic, political and cultural issues that affect education in Nigeria.

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