Critical thinking is an intellectual skill that we educators are giving stress on these days. It is the skill that is very important for our students to posses in-order to seamlessly blend in the job’s which don’t even exist today. It is very important for us, as educators, to understand the components of this set of skill so that we can fully focus on them in our classroom, while teaching.
Teaching kids how to think critically should be an integral part of our teaching approach. But why are we stressing so much on developing critical thinking skills in our students?
It is because:
Memorizing is not learning
To think is to learn
If you think poorly, you will learn poorly
Thinking gives us a wider perspective about things
Thinking gives us the power to reflect and monitor his own learning
Thinking gives us the power to express our well supported thoughts and opinions
Thinking helps to uncover biases and prejudices
It is a path to freedom of expression
Thinking enable us to differentiate between facts and opinions
Thinking gives us the courage to say “I don’t know” and thus help us to be ready to learn and modify our existing opinions.
Thinking enable us to make assertion based on logic and evidence.
Thinking gives us the ability to engage in reflective and independent thinking
Thinking helps us to evaluate and improve our creative ideas.
Here is a infographic based on the set of critical thinking skills, which I find relevant to share with you all.
Check out this video on Critical Thinking –