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Reasoning ability as a determinant of teaching aptitude: a study on teachers trainee student of Durg-Bhilai region, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Education, MATS University, Raipur, CG, India
  • 2Department of Education, MATS University, Raipur, CG, India

Res. J.Educational Sci., Volume 7, Issue (3), Pages 1-7, September,1 (2019)


This research paper aims to highlight the importance of reasoning ability in selecting the students of teacher training colleges so that they are more likely to develop higher teaching aptitude during their training. On examining the reasoning abilty score and teaching aptitude score of selected sample of student from teacher training colleges of Durg-Bhilai reason it was concluded that there was a high significant correlation between teaching aptitude and reasoning ability score of students. It was also concluded that Reasoning Ability was able to explain about 45 % of variation in the teaching aptitude of teacher trainee students. This can act as a benchmark to set entrance exam in such a way that at least 45 % of the weight age is to be given to the the questions on reasoning ability.


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