Spotlight on Critical Thinking

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Critical Thinking


The Education Week Spotlight on Critical Thinking is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Embracing critical thinking for long-term student success
  • Rigor in early childhood education
  • Boosting critical thinking through arts education
  • How education systems are helping teachers promote deeper learning

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Researchers are gaining new insights into how children learn from a rich history of studies of preschool programs in the past 50 years.
January 8, 2015 – Quality Counts

New research finds that students in schools that used deeper-learning teaching approaches had better test results and people skills than peers in other schools.
October 1, 2014 – Education Week

If the common-core standards are to succeed, the deeper learning and thinking they promote must be adopted by teachers, as well as students, writes David Ruenzel.
March 26, 2014 – Education Week

Jay P. Greene and a team of researchers studied and measured how arts experiences boost critical thinking for students.
December 3, 2014 – Education Week

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