Teachers usually go to
their classroom very well prepared, knowing that they have to get the students through standardized tests, and
prepare them for the standardized systems of either universities or the working
world. This often tends to include teaching the children what to think instead of encouraging them to think for themselves though. But in a world where not everything is always perfect, wouldn`t it be more beneficial for students to become more self aware and stimulate them to
think for themselves and also challenge opinions?
only one correct answer is very important in order to improve their creative and critical thinking. A lot of children just have to memorize facts, but then they don`t know how to apply their knowledge in real life. Teachers could assist their students to do exactly that though.
them, because intelligence is not always about the ability to remember and
repeat, but also about the ability to apply one`s knowledge on an every day
basis. Most of us are wrong at times, including teachers, so sometimes it is important not take the word of authorities all the time, and challenge them when necessary as well.
Written by Charlette Voss