By Deborah Lawson, Assistant General Secretary, Community union (Voice Section)
- Are we in danger of no longer valuing critical thinking skills?
- How do we distinguish fact from opinion or question the truth of supposed facts? And what happens if we fail to stop and consider why?
- Teaching is not just about delivering what we are told to. It is about recognising and understanding the learning that needs to take place and leading pupils on that journey.
- We need to rigorously consider ideas and assumptions rather than accepting them at face value. This is particularly important in this era of fake news, misinformation, anti-science conspiracy theories, and media and political bias and disinformation.