Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Teaching Critical Thinking; Why It's Vital
Critical thinking skills should begin being taught in early childhood settings, as they enable humans to draw logical connections between ideas, to construct and evaluate arguments, to detect inconsistencies and mistaken reasoning, to solve problems analytically, and to develop and reflect on one's personal beliefs and values. In today's modern world, critical thinking skills are necessary for survival and guide people to draw conclusions, make inferences and predictions, find new solutions to complex problems, and seek out guidance and alternate information. Bloom's Taxonomy, tips for teaching critical thinking skills, and other newsletter updates, including the latest Alumni Profile, are all included at the link.