We are involved with a Suffolk-based organisation which works with a wide range of young people. Having provided two sessions of staff training, we are now focusing on collaborating with the staff on producing dedicated materials for work with their students. At this stage, we are focusing on decision-making. This is a fruitful area for Critical Thinking, in that it benefits from clear thinking as well as the skill of being able both to see alternatives and to evaluate them.
In a recent publication by the Brookings Institute, ‘Competencies for the 21st century’, the importance of these competencies has been stressed. As it explains, ‘The