Critical Thinking

 

Critical thinking is taught to all girls in Years 3 to 6. It is a subject in which higher-order thinking skills are nurtured through discussion, problem-solving and a range of different individual and collaborative activities.

Philosophical concepts are explored through the medium of art, music or politics; ideas such as fate, goodness and happiness are questioned; and new ideas are generated and presented for anything from board games to litter-picking devices.

These lessons are a wonderful opportunity for the girls to be creative, analytical and evaluative, and very much help prepare the girls for the rapidly-growing interview component of the 11+ assessment process.