measuring critical thinking skills.
- · Parents should find out from their child whether they are encouraged to ask questions in class. Allowing the students to challenge points raised by the teacher is a good way to develop critical thinking. Even among the children themselves, they should be able to argue and challenge points raised by others in class.
- · Teachers should also promote group discussion in the class. The children should engage in intensive debates concerning certain issues. This will encourage them to consider the points of view raised by the colleagues. They will also learn to articulate their line of thought which is a very important skill for a critical thinker to have.
- · Exams are not liked by most children, but this process of self evaluation to know your progress is very important. This is the only way to know whether the children are becoming critical thinkers or otherwise.