There are many ways to embed critical thinking into existing lessons while deepening student engagement with the content they need to master. These five tips can help teachers cultivate curiosity and promote inquiry to create a culture of critical thinking in any classroom.
As an estimated 10,000 baby boomers each day head into retirement, the number and influence of millennials in the workplace is on a steady rise. In fact, according to Barnes & Noble College, millennials are expected to comprise more than half of the US workforce by 2020. This makes workforce readiness a more urgent matter than ever. But are today’s students learning everything they need to be ready for employment?
Although she began speaking with a smile, confusion soon spread across the face of US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at her confirmation hearing in 2017. Her lack of understanding on the difference between measuring benchmark proficiency and relative growth in the classroom skyrocketed the issue into public consciousness. This fumble from a key figure in American educational policy reminds us of the central question at hand in the growth versus proficiency debate: Why measure learning gains? And how central is this ability to good education?
In Singapore, ranked among the best in the world at reading, mathematics, and science, officials are discussing extending critical thinking programs to kindergarten. In the UK, however, we are busy scrapping the Critical Thinking A-level.
It happens every year, thousands of young people across the country descend into completely justified panic: its university application season.
For this reason, we thought we would put together some top tips as you approach what is one of the strangest and most important hurdles in your academic career in the hope of helping you pre-empt the bits that could trip you up.