Vision, Mission & Goals
Education systems around the world apply
critical thinking in the development of
RWCT IC promotes and implements critical
thinking across the educational spectrum around
We see critical thinking as one of the most important skills schools should ensure that students develop. What is required of individuals to be successful in our changing world is the ability to sift through information and make decisions about what is and is not important. Students need to understand how information is linked and how it can be manipulated to serve multiple purposes. Their future success will be determined by their ability to place new ideas and knowledge in context, to assign relative value to new encounters, and to reject irrelevant or invalid information. In order for students to develop critical thinking in classrooms around the world, highly skilled and supportive teachers are needed, who consistently model and promote this mode of thinking (Meredith & Steele, 2011).
RWCT practitioners believe that opportunities for preparing students for citizenship in open societies are more likely to be found in the how of education than in the what. That is, the means to democratic citizenship resides less in studying the content of subjects like civics or political science than in the daily conduct of classroom instruction the opportunities that are provided for cooperative work, decision making, critical thinking, opinion formation, and debate (Brophy, Temple, and Meredith, 2004). These practices can be employed as we teach virtually any subject, from basic reading and writing to literature, social studies, science, and mathematics.
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