Critical Thinking

The psychologist Margaret Mead once said, ‘Children must be taught how to think, not what to think’. 

We are living in a world where children are using the internet at an increasingly young age and the media is becoming ever more powerful, so the ability of young people to think carefully about the world around them and to be able to critically assess the information they receive is important. The ‘Critical Thinking’ course in Year 7 and Year 8 aims to introduce King’s pupils to some of the key ideas in critical thinking to help them to be able to evaluate the information they are given as well as to formulate and express their own opinions.