Our society today needs young people who are flexible, creative, and proactive – young People who can solve problems, make decisions, think critically, communicate ideas effectively and work efficiently within teams and groups. The ‘knowing of knowledge’ is no longer enough to succeed in the increasingly complex, fluid, and rapidly evolving world in which we live. In order to optimize life-long learning and potential success it is now widely accepted that young people need to have opportunities to develop personal capabilities and effective thinking skills as part of their well-rounded education
Business and Development
The 21st century is characterized by pace of change. In business especially, high competition, application of information technology have created the need for organizations to respond rapidly to market demands. What was needed to be a skilled person in 19th century society differs dramatically from the expertise needed to be a well-educated and capable 21st century citizen. Therefore, it is imperative that we equip companys (business or development) with 21st century skills to enable it to navigate the challenges of a globalized society and an increasingly knowledge based, highly competitive market.
This is an innovative approach for the teaching of higher level thinking skills for students. In our centers, we build students skills in:
Learners are aware of and control their learning by actively participating in reflective thinking – assessing what they know, what they need to know, and how they bridge that gap – during learning situations.
Thinking that is purposeful, reasoned and goal directed – the kind of thinking involved in solving problems, formulating inferences, calculating likelihoods, and making decisions when the thinker is using skills that are thoughtful and effective for the particular context and type of thinking task.
Specific thought processes which improve the ability to be creative. Being in an optimal state of mind for generating new ideas. To think deliberately in ways that improve the likelihood of new thoughts occurring. To maximize the ability of the brain to think of new ideas. The ability to think of original, diverse and elaborate ideas. A series of mental actions which produce changes and developments of thought. The process of exploring multiple avenues of actions or thoughts.
Visual thinking refers to a group of generative skills that, when practiced with rigorous discipline, results in the production of novel and original graphic ideas. By seeking to discover visual forms that fit his/her underlying human experience, the student of visual thinking comes to know the world.
The instructional use of small groups wherein students or/and teachers work together to maximize their own and each other’s learning and thinking. Positive Interdependence
To be mindful of and sensitive to the natural environment in our daily life.