Determination of the Problems Confronted by Secondary School Teachers in Creating Higher Order Thinking Skills of the Students
Keywords:Teachers’ Problems, Higher Order Critical Thinking Skills, Secondary School Students
Higher-order critical thinking skills stimulate the cognitive abilities of students which evolve through the teaching-learning process. The purpose of this research was to explore problems faced by mathematics teachers for the development of higher-order thinking skills in students. The population of the study consists of the public secondary school mathematics teachers in the district Kasur. The selection of the participants was made through simple random sampling technique and 187 (Male 89 & Female 98) teachers were selected from different sample school. A fivepoints Likert Scale questionnaire was used for data collection through survey method. The findings revealed that there was a significant difference between the gender of the respondents about instructional skills and students’ attitude. Moreover, there was significant difference found among professional experience of the respondents about incompatible curriculum. Furthermore, there was no significant difference found among the academic qualification of the teachers. The study is beneficial for the educationists in order to adopt the new strategies for the development of higher order critical thinking skills among the students.
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