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We all want the young people in our lives to thrive, but there’s no clear consensus about what will best put them on the path to future success. Attain fluency in Mandarin, Spanish, Hindi and English?
Other great questions: “How will climate change affect where we live?
” or “Why should our town in particular worry about climate change?
2.1 The Process of Critical Thinking – Generation and Evaluation Critical thinking generally involves two complementary processes.
On the one hand, critical thinking involves trying to come up with as many potential beliefs or actions as possible.
This is more realistic of the types of situations that they’re likely to face when they get outside the classroom.” How can we encourage kids to think critically from an early age?
Through an activity that every child is already an expert at — asking questions.
Meanwhile, your kids “have to think about how they’re going to put this into digestible pieces for you to understand it,” says Oshiro.
“It’s a great way to consolidate learning.” Critical thinking isn’t just for the young, of course.