How teachers can encourage critical thinking skills in pupils Roy van den Brink-Budgen, a former chief examiner for critical thinking, explains some of the concepts involved in helping your pupils developing critical thinking skills.
Learning how to analyse, evaluate and produce arguments can help pupils become enquiring thinkers, and skills can be developed across subjects and key stages.
Whatever the subject, critical thinking encourages students to evalauate claims and ask questions about them, whether they are made in conversations, in the classroom, or in the media.

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