Nourishing Critical Thinking Skills using Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Farah Hashmi

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a widely used approach, introduced by Bandler and Grinder (1970). In this study, the researcher explores different techniques involved in NLP, which can be utilized by teachers in teaching different genres of literature such as drama, prose, etc. In this quasi-experimental research, the researcher selected two groups: one experimental group consisting of 108 students, and the other a control group consisting of 141 students, enrolled in the Master’s Program in English Literature and Linguistics. The sample was selected through random sampling. The experimental group was taught Drama using NLP techniques, whereas the control group was taught using Lecture Method. Data was collected by providing three critical questions of equal marks and the teacher evaluated them on a scale of 1 to 30. The findings reveal that NLP is a more effective technique. Students who were instructed through NLP produced better critical responses and interpretations with confidence. They exhibited better attitudes in comprehending their critical views and modifying their ways of looking at the literary texts than students of the control group.

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