Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Teachers and Students
Why Critical Thinking?
Critical thinking skills enable individuals to use a range of intellectual tools to solve both personal problems and to contribute to the creative resolution of societal level problems. An educational environment that does not foster critical thinking results in youth who graduate from high school without a good foundation of analytical ability, reasoning, and problem solving skills. Afghanistan needs a public education system that will prepare girls and boys with the skills required to take meaningful leadership roles in a society that seeks to develop and modernize, and integrate within the global community, and where females increasingly seek to assert – and realize – their rights. Critical thinking is foundational to any 21st century learning framework.
How We Help
CW4WAfghan is working to help teachers gain critical thinking skills, and in turn, to inculcate them in their students. We are developing curriculum and learning resources on this topic, and finding ways to make the learning of critical thinking accessible to people, where ever they live in Afghanistan.
Gender Equity in Teacher Training: As part of the GETT project funded by the Government of Canada, CW4WAfghan is developing a new specialized course in critical thinking and creativity. This course will be introduced to pre-service teachers, and an online version of the course will also be developed for delivery by distance education modalities.