Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas This element involves students developing inquiry skills.Students pose questions and identify and clarify information and ideas, and then organise and process information.
Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas This element involves students developing inquiry skills.Students pose questions and identify and clarify information and ideas, and then organise and process information.They use questioning to investigate and analyse ideas and issues, make sense of and assess information and ideas, and collect, compare and evaluate information from a range of sources.
Insight Assessment test instruments are calibrated to objectively measure the skills and mindset characteristic of strong critical thinkers.
Our validated group and individual reports provide comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses in essential aspects of good thinking.
This capability combines two types of thinking: critical thinking and creative thinking.
Though the two are not interchangeable, they are strongly linked, bringing complementary dimensions to thinking and learning.
Concept learning can be concrete or abstract and is closely allied with metacognition.
What has been learnt can be applied to future examples. Dispositions such as inquisitiveness, reasonableness, intellectual flexibility, open- and fair-mindedness, a readiness to try new ways of doing things and consider alternatives, and persistence promote and are enhanced by critical and creative thinking.
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The key ideas for Critical and Creative Thinking are organised into four interrelated elements in the learning continuum, as shown in the figure below.
By applying a sequence of thinking skills, students develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the processes they can use whenever they encounter problems, unfamiliar information and new ideas.
In addition, the progressive development of knowledge about thinking and the practice of using thinking strategies can increase students’ motivation for, and management of, their own learning.