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Critical Thinking

Different types of graphic organiser deal with different kinds of information. Some are used to represent relationships between objects. These are typically drawn with boxes representing the objects and lines or arrows representing a relationship between them. A similar approach can be used for arguments....

Visualisation of complex information is very common in education and elsewhere. In education, a graphic organiser is a diagram that uses graphical symbols to help convey complex information to promote learning. Graphic organisers are used because they are often simpler for students to understand than...

Arguments are normally written as prose in essays and books. These sources consist of nothing but text, which makes them hard to grasp. But the problem for the student is actually much worse than that. For example, if a student is studying Religious Studies, they...

Critical thinking is a question for the whole curriculum, but some subjects are more suitable for developing critical thinking skills than others....

85% of teachers thought critical thinking skills were inadequate when students reached post-16 education (TES). Our own qualitative research in schools revealed typical worries that students have such as: losing track of the argument; not planning before starting an essay; including irrelevant information. ...

There is wide academic agreement that critical thinking is a set of skills which can be learned, practiced and improved. Listed below, these skills are essential for pupils at school and beyond:...