Life lessons in critical thinking

Posted by Gemma Boon

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Teacher and writer Johannes Visser published an interesting article about his view on education on www.decorrespondent.nl. Children should learn to think by themselves. Instead of trying to find the right or the wrong answer to a question, they should be able to think independently and respond what they feel should be the right answer for them. This requires the ability to think critically and accept that there isn’t always a right or wrong in life. Our school system is too focused on getting it right, Visser argues.

The education team at RMT believes art can be a tool in teaching children to think critically and learn there is not always a right or wrong answer. A good example is our museum lesson ‘Philosophy with children‘, taught at the museum. After all, art is one of these great things in life that can’t be right or wrong.

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