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Why Need for Creative and Critical Thinking NOW?

 

Young children today are entering a different world to the one their parents entered. It is a world of rapid change, of global competition, and of instant access to masses of media information. To survive in this world, future citizens will have to be both inventive and inquisitive.  That is, they will have to possess the mindset and thinking skills associated with creative thinking and critical or judgmental thinking.

 

These vital ways of thinking are best encouraged and embedded in the early childhood for a variety of reasons. A major reason is the fact that pre-school children are observed to constantly seek explanations, to have fun with imaginative ideas, and to make their own judgments. However, this free thinking mindset is soon restricted by formal schooling that rewards and emphasises the comparing and grading of student memories for correct answers.

 

 

In summary then, early childhood schooling offers an opportunity to reinforce and embed the independence of thought that very young children bring with them to schooling.  

 

 

 

 

Press Releases / Useful Links

CAN YOU TEACH CREATIVITY?  Singapore's Child Magazine, Singapore 

CREATE HIS SUCCESS  Singapore's Child Magazine, Singapore 

KIDS PUT THINKING CAP ON  Howick and Pakuranga Times, New Zealand 

CREATING YOUNG INDEPENDENT THINKERS  Education Horizons, Australia

THINKING OUT OF THE BOX  Young Parents Magazine, Singapore

CHANGING THE FUTURE BEGINS WITH CHANGING THE THINKING China Weekly, China

SPECIAL REPORT -- GET CREATIVE!  BusinessWeek Online                                          The game is changing. It isn't just about math and science anymore. It's about creativity, imagination, and, above all, innovation.

REVENGE OF THE RIGHT BRAIN  WIRED Magazine                                                      Want to get ahead today?... go right, young man and woman, go right.                     

SEE AND LISTEN TO WHAT OTHERS MISS  STRAITS TIMES                                       Don't just look and hear, we can gain insights using our brains to process information               
 

 

JLTP is now available at NTUC My First Skool Childcare Centres in Singapore! Another value step to bring JLTP closer to you. Check out the nearest centre for registration today!        June 2010 Dr John Langrehr's speech at the National Child Education Conference was a roaring success!        Feb 2010 JLTP is now available in more than 100 schools worldwide!! Contact support@jltp.net for more information.      July 09   Dr John Langrehr - “Developing and Assessing Thinking Abilities in Early Childhood” talk was highly successful! Check out selected photos at the photo gallery!           

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