We ask our teachers to “Be Future-Ready” or say we are teaching “for the jobs that don’t exists yet.”
Well, these are the powerful statements, but at the same time, they give teachers the impression that we are drastically changing what we are doing.
So, how do we plan education for unknown job needs??
The simple answer is, we can’t predict the jobs, but whatever they are, students will need to think critically to do them. So, our job is to teach our students HOW to think, not WHAT to think.
WHY SHOULD STUDENTS HAVE CRITICAL THINKING?
There is a difference between memorization and learning. That difference is Critical Thinking. Everything you learn in school might have practical implication in your professional life… You must have critical thinking skills in order to not just follow ideas or facts but to find the meaning and connection behind them.
The answer to the above question is, critical thinking helps from relevant arguments, find errors in reasoning, and synthesize to problems. It is very important to develop these skills in students, as it helps them to make tougher choices in life from choosing majors in school to opening a new venture in future. Critical thinking is a core of decision making.
HOW TO INCREASE SKILLS AS A STUDENT?
- Ask questions?
- Participate in discussion
- Study with Help of examples
- Go beyond academic learning