The challenges for young people in South Africa today require them to be more resourceful and adaptable than ever before. They need to be able to find creative solutions, think on their feet and navigate obstacles that come their way. Moreover, these are the most vital workplace skills that employers currently demand and those most likely to make young people 'future proof' in the face of rapidly changing technology.
These skills HAVE TO BE TAUGHT, but are not adequately covered in the general mainstream curriculum.
Learning Alive is unique in that we have a specially created curriculum and accompanying resources to super-charge critical thinking skills from an early age and up.
Teaching a child HOW to think, not WHAT to think’
Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally about what to do or what to believe. It includes the ability to engage in reflective and independent thinking. Someone with critical thinking skills is able to do the following :
understand the logical connections between ideas
identify, construct and evaluate arguments
detect inconsistencies and common mistakes in reasoning
solve problems systematically
identify the relevance and importance of ideas
reflect on the justification of one's own beliefs and values