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Dr. C. Siva Sankar


Perspicacity and Prospective Teacher


Perspicacity is the efficient use of cognitive, rational, mental resources, something which involves thinking, deliberation, reasoning, pondering, remembering, weighing, and alternative courses of actions. It includes structure for reasoning, acquisition of cultural practices, habit of learning and social construction. In present study, it refers to level of the ability to perform various mental tasks which includes word meaning, classification, series, analogy, code transformation, syllogism and it is the level of the maximal application of available knowledge. The study reveals that gender, age, type of locality, type of management, educational qualification, type of group, methods of teaching-I, parental education and marital status differ significantly in the perspicacity of prospective teachers. Subsequently, methods of teaching-II, community and parental income do not differ significantly in the perspicacity of prospective teachers in Papumpare District of Arunachal Pradesh.

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