Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Turning students into critical thinkers

According to Prof Brian McKenzie of Maynooth University's centre for learning and teaching, an over reliance on rote learning and memorising for the leaving certificate has meant that students are often overwhelmed by content and unable to think critically about what they are learning. With employers emphasising that they need graduates who are able to evaluate evidence, make judgements and communicate ideas effectively, universities are more and more focused on giving students the tools to analyse and make sense of the world on their own terms thereby creating students who are independent problem-solvers and critical thinkers. Read more by following the link below. 


Turning students into critical thinkers

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