Tænkning som skolefag
Jeg er nu begyndt at blogge også på www.thesecondcycle.com – for Kolind Kuren på engelsk hedder “The Second Cycle”. Jeg vil fremover bringe de relevante blogposter fra den engelsksprogede blog her på www.kolindkuren.dk sådan at du kan skrive kommentarer på dansk, hvis du foretrækker dansk frem for engelsk. Her er den seneste om at indføre tænkning som skolefag:
We teach children language, math, science, nature, music and sports. Why don’t we offer them an opportunity to learn to think? Thinking is one of the most fundamental aspects of being a human being and indeed relevant in a knowledge society.
I am not an expert in thinking and the function of the brain; others will be much better qualified to put the right content into this new subject. but here is my input:
Different types of thinking, creative, critical, evaluating etc. Why not teach the use of de Bono’s thinking hats?
How to find new solutions, i.e. creative thinking. Creativity is a skill – not a gift for the few.. Learn different techniques.
Thinking in narrow vs broad contexts. Cars or transport systems?
Values and thinking about values. Many people miss a language about values. Why not learn that at school?
Logic: roads and offroads in argumentation. Demagogics, spin and populism: How to spot it and how to counter it.
Mental models; what they are, how they are mapped and how they can be redesigned.
Wouldn’t we have a better society if our kids learned all that? Let me hear your comments.
Hvad siger du til den ide?