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Parents

There is a lot of evidence that critical thinking can improve children’s performance in their school subjects (including, for older children, their exam performance). This is because so many of the skills that children need in their school work are those that critical thinking provides.

These include the following:

  • understanding inference
  • putting arguments together
  • looking critically at evidence
  • raising hypotheses
  • asking questions of credibility
  • finding strengths and weaknesses in reasoning.

A critical thinking programme can make real differences to a child’s skills in thinking, differences that persist over time, and which apply across a broad range of school subjects.

We are creating programmes of critical thinking for parents to use with their children. There are three versions: one for children aged 4-6, one for children aged 7-9, and the other for 10-11 year-olds.

An example of one of the lessons from the programme for 4-6 year-olds can be downloaded here.

Please contact us for details of these programmes.

Latest News

16th Sep

videos now with Portuguese subtitles

The two videos on critical thinking that are already on this website can now be seen with Portuguese subtitles. They are already available in this form on You Tube, and will also be on our website shortly. The skills of …
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Posted by: Roy

27th Aug

talk on developing critical and creative thinking

When I was presenting at the International Conference on Thinking in Wellington, New Zealand, in January 2013, I was asked to speak on critical thinking for a short video. In this video I talk about the central importance of creativity …
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Posted by: Roy