202130 Jul

Critical Thinking & Helpful Classroom Resources

Summary

This week on School Stream, we look at why critical thinking is important and also share some great resources from the online education world. From an Australian perspective, there are evidence-based findings to demonstrate that developing critical thinking skills lead to an increase in NAPLAN scores. And while the world has changed radically in six years, even a cursory glance across the major employment websites shows critical thinking to be more in demand than ever. Most educators have (formal and/or informal) strategies in place to support critical thinking, but it’s always worth revisiting approaches that are proven to be effective. Let’s hear from Peter Ellerton again: Teachers at one Brisbane school, who have extensive training in critical thinking pedagogies, developed a task that asked students to determine Australia’s greatest sportsperson.

Source: Schoolstream

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