What is going to help your child get a leg up on the competition? How will you help make sure your kid does not have a skill set that gets phased out by technology? Nurturing critical thinking, curiosity, and creativity will be the way children succeed in the not too distant future.
At its core, critical thinking is the ability to experience, observe, and analyze information to ascertain its integrity. In our swiftly varying technological world, more news is available at the click of a keyboard, so critical thinking skills are required today.
In far too many schools, children are sometimes discouraged from questioning information and taking a critical mindset. The emphasis in today’s world is to have teachers instruct to a standardized test, and memorization is the key to success. This is coupled with the reality that there are a lot of students in the classroom and only one instructor with an extensive list of must do assignments.
Social media has become an increasingly more significant problem as kids have to figure out what is real and what is fake news. How do we encourage our children to become critical thinkers so they can inform themselves? Here are a few techniques parents can use to help your children develop and improve their critical thinking skills: