The Role of Critical Thinking in IELTS Instructors' Teaching Success

Hossein Khodabakhshzadeh, Hamed Ghaemi

Abstract


This research was conducted to investigate the relationship between IELTS Instructors' critical thinking and their teaching success. The objective was to find out whether critical thinking ability has any significant relationship with teaching success or not. To carry out the study, the researchers asked at least 70 IELTS instructors who teach in different English schools in Iran to answer the "Watson Glazer Critical Thinking Questionnaire". Besides, their students were asked to evaluate their teachers' performance via answering a questionnaire called the "Characteristics of Successful EFL Teachers". The results showed that there is a significant relationship between IELTS Instructors' critical thinking and their teaching success. This result may help teacher trainers to bear in mind the beneficial characteristics of critical thinking when dealing with teacher training courses or teacher in- service courses.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5430/wjel.v1n2p52

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)   ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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