Think the Other Side of ThinkingSeth Anandram Jaipuria School Ghaziabad
“Critical thinking is talked about in many educational circles, but the conversations are not always about how to pursue it”
“Critical thinking is thinking about your thinking while you’re thinking in order to make your thinking better.”—Richard W. Paul
Educators agree that the development of higher order or cognitive intellectual abilities is of utmost importance and that critical thinking “is central to both personal success and national needs” In simpler terms, critical thinking clears, rational, logical, and independent and divergent thinking. It’s about improving modes of thoughts by analysing, assessing, and reconstructing how we think. Critical thinking involves mindful communication, problem-solving, and a freedom from bias or ego. It’s also about thinking in a self-regulated and self-corrective manner.
Why Is Critical Thinking Important?
The most valuable aspect of critical thinking is its transferability. Critical thinking skills are fluid and versatile. They can easily be transported between professions, tasks, subject areas, and many more. And they can be applied and reapplied to all sorts of situations, dilemmas, and problems.
The skill encourages self-reflection as well. It helps facilitate the examination of our own beliefs in comparison to those held by others. When we examine new ideas with a logical, objective eye, we open ourselves to entirely new worlds of beliefs, concepts and perceptions.
For most people, a typical day is filled with critical thinking and problem-solving challenges. In fact, critical thinking and problem-solving go hand-in-hand. They both refer to using knowledge, facts, and data to solve problems effectively. But with problem-solving, you are specifically identifying, selecting, and defending your solution.
Thinking is not separate from content; it should be an integrated part of the learning process. Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, always try to ingrain these skills among students through our well-designed curriculum and interdisciplinary activities. We make our students think, empathise and solve the problem rationally and logically.
For example: Our students were empathised for environment and they decided to reuse and recycle the trash innovatively.
Design Thinking (Point Of view)
We, at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Vasundhara Ghaziabad, always use critical thinking to make decisions, comprehend circumstances and to take care of issues. Our students use these skills in various situations ranging from solving complex puzzles to setting their route to school or set goals. Critical thinking is a process which utilizes focus and self-control to analyse and solve problems. Encouraging critical thinking in children not only helps them in acing their tests but also helps them be prepared for the real world.
In our endeavour, we, at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School have included Design Thinking and Social and Emotional Learning Modules, Project based learning in order to enable students practice critical thinking and problem -solving skills in their real-life scenarios. Maths Mart, Adventure camp, Multiple Intelligence camp are all indigenous part of Jaipurians. Motive behind all the activities is one – preparing our children for 21st century.
“The quality of our life will be determined by the quality of our thinking” – Edward de Bono