Learning Requires New Skills – Critical Thinking, Lat Jumping and Biomimicry

What do you think of the idea that students should be allowed to use the Internet in exams? We may be at a turning point for exams. At least high school examinations but I am sure that the changes will eventually spread to primary school. The idea that an examination should gauge whether a child …

Philosophical Questions and Children – Who Owns the Sky?

I love this new TV series for children that challenges their thinking! Each film contains an animated parable, that can be used in the classroom or at home to engage in philosophical puzzlement. Everyday questions and pondering are explored and each film consist of a variety of different children's responses to the questions. A perfect …

Critical and Lateral Thinking

Examine and Evaluate Traditionally critical thinking has been valued  in particularly Western thinking. The ultimate goal and purpose with education and particularly higher education has been to gain critical thinking skills. Critical thinking is a way to examine  goals, assumptions, evaluating evidence, and access conclusions. In many cases, critical thinking has a negative character and …