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ERIC Number: EJ1015972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Creative Arts: An Essential Element in the Teacher's Toolkit When Developing Critical Thinking in Children
Nilson, Caroline; Fetherston, Catherine M.; McMurray, Anne; Fetherston, Tony
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v38 n7 Article 1 Jul 2013
This paper is a position paper, which argues the position that critical thinking is a crucial skill, which needs to be developed in the school curriculum and that the creative arts can do this. The paper explores the states of the Arts in the present curriculum and goes on to argue that knowing how to develop critical thinking is an important pedagogical skill that needs to be developed in our pre-service teachers. This position is supported through data gathered from an innovative project that explored teachers' and mothers' perceptions of children's critical thinking.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A