Critical Thinking involves preparing students to use many different skills both within and outside of the classroom in order for them to be able to move beyond 'surface' level thinking and to think on a deeper, more sophisticated level.
At Highcliffe, the aims of the Critical Thinking strand are as follows:
1. Develop a deeper understanding of lesson content through activities designed to enhance thinking and encourage questioning (Steps 2-6 of the CT Toolkit)
2. Encourage structured collaboration through the use of Collaborative Learning Techniques (CoLTs) and prioritise student-led learning. (Step 4 of the CT Toolkit)
3. Foster a community of critical thinking students whereby students understand the importance of critically thinking about their studies. (Step 1 of the CT Toolkit)