Teaching Moral Character and Creative Thinking in Primary and Secondary Schools for National Development

  • Joseph Olusola Adeleye College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.

Abstract

Philosophy as an activity is laden with the inculcation of moral character and creative thinking in the younger one, most especially at the primary and secondary levels of Nigeria Education. If we are to go by the submissions of the various schools of thought, one would realize that their implications on Nigeria Education are geared towards the development of moral character and creative thinking so that the Pulpils/students of both the Primary and Secondary may be useful for themselves and the society in which they meet themselves for national development (Bamisaye, 1989). Nevertheless, the teachers who are supposed to be guide to these students seemed not to have lived up to expectation of the society  as one can presently observe pupils/students involvement  in social vices and uncreative activities like boycotting of lessons, watching and practicing pornography, lies telling, violence, dishonesty, disobedient to the constituted authority and other social vices.  All these behaviours according to Fasuyi and Adeleye (2013) could be attributed to lack of moral education and creative thinking on the parts of the pupils/student. Based on this, the paper examines the teaching of moral character and creative thinking in primary and secondary schools for national development. This is looked into from the perspective if Pragmatism.


Keywords: Teaching, Moral Character, Creative Thinking Pragmatism and National Development.

Published
2019-07-20
How to Cite
ADELEYE, Joseph Olusola. Teaching Moral Character and Creative Thinking in Primary and Secondary Schools for National Development. KIU Journal of Humanities, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 221-225, july 2019. ISSN 2522-2821. Available at: <https://ijhumas.com/ojs/index.php/kiuhums/article/view/565>. Date accessed: 27 jan. 2022.