teaching critical and creative thinking and cooperative learning in the classroom

Teaching critical and creative thinking and cooperative learning in the classroom – readilearn

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We are all aware of the importance of teaching critical and creative thinking and of providing opportunities for cooperative learning in the classroom. We know that critical and creative thinking are considered essential for life in the 21st century and, for this reason, form one of the general capabilities embedded in the Australian Curriculum. The ability to contribute productively to a team effort is also considered a highly desirable skill. These abilities are often more highly regarded by employers than academic achievement.

However, in a busy classroom with content to be taught and tests to be administered, timetables to be followed and schedules to be kept, and with ever-increasing standards to be achieved, planning for lessons developing critical and creative thinking that engage children in cooperative learning can be the item on the list that rolls over from week to week.

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25 thoughts on “Teaching critical and creative thinking and cooperative learning in the classroom – readilearn

    1. Norah Post author

      Thanks, Jim. I hope your wife checks it out. It is an excellent resource. She can contact me any time if she has any questions. Many of the strategies are suitable for use with any age group, including adults.

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  1. Jules

    This reminds me of the STEM programs we have here. STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines β€” science, technology, engineering and mathematics β€” in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.

    Anything that encourages learning is A+ πŸ™‚

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    1. Norah Post author

      I agree with you about things that encourage learning, Jules. STEM is now often referred to as STEAM with the A referring to the arts, which I think is a wonderful inclusion.

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      1. Jules

        And possibly STREAM or STREM within schools that also include Rebellious Studies.

        It is so hard to listen to the news when schools cut out the arts, sports and even gym classes for lack of funds or because of other (to me) reasons that make no sense.

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            1. Norah Post author

              πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‰ You know, I thought about that as I typed my comment, but wasn’t sure. Thanks for confirming. I think Rebellious Studies could be interesting. πŸ˜‰

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