eduKate Singapore Tuition Centre: English Theme of the Month April 2015: Critical Thinking Skills
This month, we are teaching eduKate students Critical Thinking Skills. Students will be receiving their notes and shall cover the below modules:
What is critical thinking?
What are the components of learning?
What are the procedures to achieve critical thinking?
How to interpret and analyse data?
What do we need to avoid doing to achieve a balanced result?
Importance of critical thinking in our education.
Aims of this module: To create awareness in students attempting questions in their exams. Relevance of critical thinking skills to English shall be applied to composition writing and answering comprehension questions during the first two lessons.
Students are required to demonstrate reasoning in their compositions and develop a realistic approach to story telling. During the process of creating a story, students shall use the 3 pictures composition approach introduced in the new syllabus PSLE format. The students are required to gather and include effective implementation of tools from their creative writing classes. They also need to draw from their past experiences when fabricating their plot.
Students are required to demonstrate critical thinking skills of the following basic 6 questions: who, why, where, when, what and how when attempting to resolve questions in the new syllabus format PSLE questions. They are also required to critique and infer from the passage using the said skill.