Tuesday, August 30, 2016

How Eye Level promotes critical thinking and creative thinking



How does Eye Level promote critical thinking and creative thinking?

It is important that any attempt to improve thinking abilities and to pay attention to both critical and creative aspects of thinking. This can be seen in Eye Level's Critical Thinking Math.

Although Eye Level tests children on critical thinking, the generation of solutions also tests their creativity. Plus interesting comics with attractive pictures, when presented to children, also trigger their creative thinking abilities.

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How can Eye Level’s critical thinking be applied in other school subjects? 

Critical thinking provides tools of mind that children need to think through anything and everything. All reading, writing, speaking and listening can be done critically.

Critical thinking is essential for children to be better thinkers and better performers at school.

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• Critical thinking is an important skill that children need to navigate and interact with people of all ages and walks of life.

 • The lessons that children learn on critical thinking at Eye Level are applicable in their studies and other areas of life. This application and generalization comes after repeated exposure and practice to Eye Level’s methods for critical thinking.

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How can critical thinking be applied to daily life? 

Critical thinking is important wherever the quality of human thinking significantly impacts the quality of life.

For example, success in human life is tied to success in learning. At the same time, every phase in the learning process is tied to critical thinking. Thus, reading, writing, speaking, and listening can all be done critically or uncritically.




IMPORTANCE OF CRITICAL THINKING

Critical thinking is crucial to becoming a close reader and a substantive writer. Expressed most generally, critical thinking is “a way of taking up the problems of life.

The traits of a well cultivated critical thinker":

Raises vital questions and problems 
Formulates these clearly and precisely
Gathers and assesses relevant information 
Uses abstract ideas to interpret things effectively 
Comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions
Tests these against relevant criteria and standards


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