kheru2006 (kheru2006) wrote,

Teach us the correct way

Malaysia education system is said to be role model for other countries. There are no doubts about Malaysia having many qualified and knowledgeable PhD scholars who have come from the existing education system.

We must admit that most of them have contributed in the development of society and the state. But too few scholars who criticize aloud about our current education system.

Teaching and using basic thinking in the classroom has been an interesting issue in training for a considerable length of time, with new development and test thoughts being pushed into schools. In any case, it's frequently the antiquated retention of realities and guidelines that permits students to contemplate the learning they've increased, as indicated by studies.

Basically, “critical thinking”  is "the target investigation and assessment of an issue to shape a judgment." Translated into teaching it's teaching students to be scholarly thinkers, psychological cognitive personal who manage to give feedback into each idea given, who challenge ‘great thinkers’, who are never self-satisfied, meek or even peaceful. They overflow with what Walt Whitman called "unique vitality."

Our students, though scored in their MCE, PT3 or UPSR, are still poor and helpless critical thinkers. Many writings mentioned that critical thinking is necessary  “to prepare for life and citizenship, college and career” but yet not many solutions are given on how to ‘work out the critical thinking stages’.

Most writing will say critical thinking is ‘a cure-for-all’, solution or remedy for all difficulties in teaching and learning.

The curriculum and assessment bodies themselves describes itself as “developing the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills students will need to be successful.”

The International Center for the Assessment of Higher Order Thinking, which promotes critical thinking in the classroom, says on its website that “the problems we now face, and will increasingly face, require a radically different form of thinking, thinking that is more complex, more adaptable, more sensitive to divergent points of view.”

There is significantly more to retain than to study. Before turning into a thinker or mastermind, you must be a learner.

Basic considering, however, is provocative. However I'm entirely sure there's a less demanding approach. We are a country that needs to hack everything, including learning.

However, in spite of the abundance of voices clamoring about critical thinking, a couple of insightful eyewitnesses have noticed that an accentuation on that got us into inconvenience in any case.

"We have overlooked what is important most. We have fail to show them that one can't think basically without a considerable amount of information to consider. Thinking basically includes looking into and integrating what one has realized. Also, a lot of information is fundamental before one can start to consider its significance and search for option clarifications." (Diane Ravitch).

So, don’t push too hard on critical thinking skills, show and give us the right correct way for us to follow, please.

Azizi Ahmad NST Opinion Letters 31 March 2017
Original: Don’t push too hard on critical thinking skills
Tags: critical thinking, writings

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