Posted: Fri, December 09, 2016 | By: Kasese Humanist Primary School
by Masereka Solomon
Critical thinking skills and lessons introduced to pupils of Kasese Humanist Primary School RUKOKI and BIZOHA campuses, Graham Primary School pupils have also been attended to. Teaching critical thinking skills is important because it helps children learn to question events and children are able to be good analytical students that find it easy to find solutions to daily problems and better means to explain why things happen the way they do. Pupils are safe because they learn and understand to differentiate between wrong and right, they become better world citizens that are most likely to fight for justice in their daily lives.
ABCDEFs of critical thinking are hints and better measures of how one can find better conclusions about different arguments, pupils and teachers are encouraged to understand these basics when teaching or when explaining anything. Anything someone tells is taken as an argument, that person or you, need the other party to accept or taken it as true. Ones needs not to just accept information from someone without clearly understanding the foundations of such information, we cannot believe in the same things because we understand differently and this comes as a result of our biases.
Biases are many, they vary not limited to education levels, family background, sex/gender, media, and tribe/ethnicity, many things have been taught the young brights.
Thanks to the Critical Thinking Project – Canada for the funds that made the lessons possible, the benefits are of great value, the children are happy with the lessons. Hoping to make next year’s lessons more interesting and rewarding, many of the pupils earned themselves scholastic materials for their intelligent participation. I considered reactions from several pupils as a way of evaluation, rewarding the pupils improves their performance hence taking the skills serious.
The materials given include, mathematical sets, long rulers, colored pencils, pencils etc, thanks to Critical Thinking Project – Canada for the support, you made the lessons a success.
Dr. Christopher DiCarlo and Gail Miller, you have been the foundation, thanks for having such great arguments of introducing critical thinking skills to Ugandan pupils. ABCDEF – Arguments, Biases, Context, Diagramming, Evidence and Fallacies are key principles of being better decision maker. Students that attended the lessons, are grateful and glad to be part of the unique classes, the skills are good.
Thanks for empowering the young generation with materials for them to be better world citizens, happy to be part of this project.
No contradictions, errors in reasoning are dangerous, be careful when making decisions, several people want to sale their ideas, and they are either good or bad. It’s your duty as a thinker to accept or agree with a good idea because it’s only through this that the effects or impacts of your decisions will affect you positively else the results are likely to be bad.
You – We need to critically think to be better world citizen, life can be saved, good leadership can be achieved, better managers can be made, good teachers can be made, good lawyers can be made, good drivers and doctors can emerge, good farmers can be made, think and save this planet from the nonsense of irresponsibility.
THINK, ask why, ask what, ask when, ask why, ask if?