Does education require your child to think ?

Canada
September 21, 2008 12:09pm CST
Is the ability to think an important part of your childs education ? How important is it really and why ? Do schools focus to0 much on a childs repteition then on critical thinking ? If so what harm does this cause to a child to learn to think for themselves ?
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@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
21 Sep 08
Children from young age should be thought in critical thinking. A critical thinking course was launched across the primary education, to help teachers start using this method with children in their class. This method do away with the concept that kids are like sponges ready to absorb what the teacher has to say. Kids at young age have a mind of their own.
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• Canada
21 Sep 08
Thank you for your response .
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@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
22 Sep 08
Thanks for BR award. I forgot to add that the Critical thinking course was launched in my country Malta.
• Canada
22 Sep 08
Yea it does ! When I was in school we had to think before we answered a question . I do not think they focus too much on repetition . I think that if the teacher is good the kids will learn but if the teacher is not good then the kids will not learn . I had a lot of teachers who really were not that great and wanted the money more then they wanted to teach .
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• Canada
22 Sep 08
Thank you for your response .
• Canada
21 Sep 08
Yes i think so when i was in school we had to do thing and we had to think about hwat we were going to say and then we would have to read it to the class . It is not real importatn but it is good to think about what you might do if something happened and to hear what other people might do if somethign happened .
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• Canada
22 Sep 08
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• Canada
21 Sep 08
its not improtatn they will think when they have to and they will no how to do this when they get older . They need to learn how to remember things and when they need to think about things they will no cause they will have had experience and this will teach them experience with noing what to say .
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• Canada
21 Sep 08
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• Canada
21 Sep 08
NO they don't do enough to make kids think anymore . They are to quick to give the answers and kids slip through the system not knwoing how to read and write because they don't take enough time getting kids to think about what things woudl be like . Repetition is good but so is a kid being able to think for themselves . They are going to have to do this on their own someday adn they should focus more on getting kids to do this in school .
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• Canada
21 Sep 08
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
22 Sep 08
i would say it does require to think. to figure things out for themselves. when creating stories, and drawing pictures, and science, and music, even some math. it allows them to put their spin on things. facts are facts and they can only be taught one way, but learning is a thinking game. if you don't know how to create things, then you are not really living at all. and that goes for all of use
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
I really have no idea on the school's way because as I have said on your other discussion that i am homeschooling my kids, well in our technique they are thinkers, sometimes they ask question not because they don't know but because they just want to know if their answers were right.