Today’s education system lacks critical thinking. It is more of rote learning than challenging the students to think about a problem from an analytical and creative perspective.
Critical thinking should be an integral part of modern education. Students should be encouraged to challenge ideas, find different ways to approach problems, use data and evidence to form logical conclusions and think beyond what has already been taught in class. This can help them become better problem solvers, communicators, and collaborators.
Teachers should use methods such as debate, discussion, and problem-solving activities to get students to reimagine learning in the context of real-life issues.
At Katha, we have an Active Story Based Learning (ASBL) called TADAA – think, ask, discuss, act, and achieve. With this framework, teachers can integrate critical thinking into their lessons so that students can learn to problem solve, think deeply and creatively, and develop their reasoning skills.
The 300M learning platform learn.300m.in also provides our teachers and facilitators with the techniques, tools and teaching tips to facilitate critical thinking in their classrooms. The online platform allows teachers to connect, collaborate and share ideas, resources and best practices with each other.
Schools must start teaching students how to think critically in today’s ever-changing world. With the right strategies, we can ensure that learning goes beyond the academic textbooks and teach 21st-century skills to children. This will help them become citizens who can solve problems and confidently make decisions.
In addition, schools should use technology and other tools to engage students in critical thinking. These can include simulations, virtual field trips, and computer games that put students in real-life scenarios they can explore.
Finally, it is crucial to assess students’ progress in critical thinking. This can be done through rubrics that evaluate students’ ability to analyze, create, and experiment with various tasks.
Overall, critical thinking is an essential skill for modern-day students and should be an integral part of the curriculum.
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