On the day it has been nationally reported that ‘critical-thinking skills are the most important thing we can teach our young people as they navigate the information super-highway’, Gad’s Hill School continues with weekly Critical Thinking sessions for its Senior pupils.

Education publication, tes, formerly known as the Times Educational Supplement has today published an article arguing that teaching critical thinking skills to teenagers is the best way to keep them safe online.

From Year nine, Gad’s students attend weekly workshops in an effort to better prepare them both for a more rigorous examination system at GCSE and also to address many contemporary issues that they face.

Introduced two years ago, the Critical Thinking course covers a range of topics including:  action planning and study skills; different perspectives; making decisions and ethics; assessing evidence and judging credibility; problem solving and making an argument and using reasoning.

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