Critical thinking is a desirable value in every profession that each individual ventures into. In education, critical thinking has been considered as one of the most required value to students. Through critical thinking, individual students are able to think clearly while analyzing their goals, examining all the possible assumptions and skillfully offering judgments that are useful in accomplishing all the goals and be able to assess situations before making valuable conclusions. Thus in this context, skillful thinking is used to denote valuable tool for disapprovals as well as useful in formulation of workable solution to complex personal as well as class problems in education system. Through critical thinking, individuals are able to commune on a workable action necessary for providing a workable solution to problems at hand.
According to Fehmi (2008), the essence of strong critical thinking is that it allows for seeking logic to issues pertaining students academics. This philosophy is useful when applied by the teachers in lesson planning just so they make useful plan that help students to be critical thinkers to urgent and valid premises. This help challenge students to come together in solving a general problem by figuring out what would be the best response to the situation and what to believe on. It also necessitates the idea of becoming a close reader and better critical listeners. These ideas of critical thinking are therefore relevant in taking up problems of life and solving them through pure and sound academic minds that are imposed on the students through their teacher who ensures proper lesson planning with the aim of increasing or creating awareness among their students. Thus lesson plans and involvements of students in activities are becoming popular in enhancing children’s inventions and deeper thinking.
Critical thinking is a good recipe for teaching creativity and improving better thinking skills. Through deeper critical thinking, students are challenged to invent solutions to eminent problems through their skillful creativity and experience. The teacher plans in a way that students recognizes an area of learning and acquire relevant skills to address the problem. The information shared through the teacher is useful to students as they analyze, synthesize and evaluate it critically through creative thinking and problem solving skills and therefore through their experience with the teacher, the discussed ideas become a reality. It is therefore relevant and safe to say that creative thinking lesson plans provide children with opportunities to develop and practice higher learning and thinking skills.
It is therefore useful to identify that critical thinking enables students to be fluent in producing a number of great ideas with great and intense uniqueness in their production. Through creative thinking, students are also able to show a number of thinking process for possible ideas for explorations. In conclusion therefore, creative and critical thinking skills and programs such as lesson planning geared towards improving the critical thinking aspects of students are useful in generating students who seek essential elements of thinking and hence providing proper thinking skills in the education curriculum hence improving the education and thought process necessary for increasing students learning capabilities.
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