Formal education is often theory based with few ​opportunities to develop the capacity for critical analysis and evaluation. Learners would benefit enormously from developing critical thinking skills alongside formal education for several important reasons:

  • Foundational skill building: Critical thinking skills form the foundation for lifelong learning. Early exposure helps children develop a mindset for inquisitiveness and exploration, setting them up for academic and personal success.
  • Problem-solving: Critical thinking equips children to tackle complex problems, both in and out of the classroom. This skill is essential for overcoming academic challenges and addressing real-life issues effectively.
  • Communication: Critical thinking fosters the ability to express thoughts clearly and persuasively. This is invaluable for class discussions, presentations, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Decision-making: As children navigate everyday choices, critical thinking helps them make informed decisions and evaluate potential consequences.
  • Independence: Encouraging critical thinking empowers children to think independently and question assumptions, promoting self-reliance and intellectual autonomy.
  • Creativity: Critical thinking nurtures creativity, allowing children to generate innovative ideas and solutions, which can enhance learning experiences and personal growth.
  • Lifelong Learning: It instils a love for learning, teaching children to seek knowledge and embrace challenges throughout their academic journey and beyond.
  • Adaptability: Critical thinking is essential for adapting to evolving educational methods and an ever-changing world. It equips children with skills to adjust to new information and ideas.
  • Improved Academic Performance: Children who develop critical thinking skills tend to perform better academically, as they can grasp concepts more deeply, analyze information effectively, and excel in assessments.
  • Global Citizenship: In a diverse and interconnected world, critical thinking promotes tolerance, empathy, and the ability to understand and appreciate different perspectives.

Level 1: Cognitive Development on Beginner English

Level 1 is aimed at beginner English speakers. A beginner language speaker is someone who has just started learning a new language and has very limited or basic proficiency in that language. Beginner language learners typically have a limited vocabulary, basic understanding of grammar rules, and may struggle with pronunciation and fluency.

There are 34 weeks in this level, and each week consists of the following activities that need to be completed

Each week consists of the following activities that need to be completed for each level:

Complete the sentences
Instructions and vocabulary
Drag and drop
Word search

Read Aloud
Speak Solo

Reading for results

Listening comprehensions

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