In part one last week, I said that open questions can be used to promote critical thinking. Using questions to foster critical thinking in the classroom is a powerful strategy that encourages students to analyse, evaluate, and synthesise information.
Here are 10 ideas for using questions to promote critical thinking:
Another way to promote critical thinking is to foster a classroom culture where students feel comfortable asking – and not just answering – questions. This promotes curiosity and helps them further develop their critical thinking skills.
Another way to deepen students’ understanding, develop their critical thinking skills, and ensure active participation is to follow the Socratic method.
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