Critical Thinking

Critical thinking has been define as the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgement.  Based on [1], there are 5 elements within critical thinking.

i. Gather information

ii. Express thoughts

iii. Problem solving

iv. Analysis

v. Application of knowledge

The technology forces change and change is uncomfortable as it pushes people out of their comfort zone. McCain and Jukes 1 believed that the future success does not lie within the technology but rather on the mind-set of people who use the technology. Due to those, school systems need to change to adapt to such mind-set development. McCain and Jukes 1 also added that educators should teach students higher order thinking skills –  the skills such as analysis, synthesis and evaluation that are important to effective problem solving. Thus, teachers, as the mechanism of skills, need to be equipped with the necessary skills before they could convey the skills to students

[1] Kamarulzaman, W. (2018). Primary School Teachers’ Understanding of Critical Thinking in KSSR Classroom and Its Importance to Students. International Journal of Engineering & Technology.