We, at Dikshant International School, want our students to use necessary critical thinking skills right from their early childhood. The simplest way we practice critical thinking is through student questioning. Teachers at Dikshant routinely ask questions to their children, and are pleased with the results. Thinking is question-driven. When children have no questions, they have no motivation to learn, to inquire, to discover.
Here are some examples of how the School uses critical thinking skills with students:
- Apply: Children are asked how they would solve a given real-life problem.
- Analyze: Children are asked to identify motives or causes from real-life stories.
- Evaluate: Children are asked to form and defend an opinion on a subject.
The School wants to encourage children to think for themselves and to avoid peer pressure and fad thinking. The students are helped to develop the skills necessary to listen, analyze and interpret the information.
Writing assignments are used for promoting critical thinking. Writing requires students to plan and organize their thoughts in logical order.
Our students know that we expect them to think critically on tests, and hence they take a critical thinking approach to learning all course material.
The ability to succeed in life is directly proportional to one’s ability to solve the problems encountered along one’s life journey. At Dikshant, we believe that if we teach children to think, their knowledge is limitless.
Designing critical thinking into academic lessons has helped students transfer critical thinking skills to other areas of their lives. Critical thinking empowers students to be independent, innovative, and helps them succeed in school and in life.