Critical Thinking & Research Skills at Chatsworth International School
It’s no secret that our world is becoming increasingly globalised. As the world becomes more connected, it’s more crucial than ever for young people to have a well-rounded education which encompasses important life skills. In fact, qualities such as emotional intelligence, adaptability, resilience and critical skills are amongst the most highly valued skills in the twenty-first century.
Chatsworth International School
Chatsworth International School is a school in Singapore which provides high quality education for children between the ages of three and eighteen. The school offers a broad and balanced curriculum which is delivered by experienced and qualified teachers. As such, we are able to nurture confident and independent learners who are able to thrive in an ever-changing world.
We know that critical thinking and research skills are important for success in university and beyond. That’s why we place such a strong emphasis on developing these skills at Chatsworth International School.
But how does our curriculum foster that?
Building Critical Thinking Skills
Students need to be able to question what they’re taught, and to think for themselves. Here are a few ways we do this in the classroom:
- Encouraging our students to ask questions in class
- Instilling a love of inquiry and teaching them how to find information independently and verify that information with other sources
- Getting them to discuss controversial or difficult topics so they learn to argue both sides of an issue.
In the PYP, year 6 students undertake a culminating project by inquiring and applying essential elements of the transdisciplinary skills and showcase their project at the PYP Exhibition. At the MYP level, year 11 (MYP5) students complete the Personal Project – an independent research project assigned that requires students to research on a topic and then present their findings at the MYP Personal Project Exhibition. This gives them an opportunity to practice finding and evaluating information, as well as using it to create an argument or solve a problem.
Be Part of Chatsworth Today
What will students of the future be like? This is a question that has long been debated by educators, futurists, and parents alike. While no one can say for certain what the future holds, there are ways to set young learners up for success.
Chatsworth International School is a renowned private K-12 international school that was established in 1995 by a British founding principal and teachers. With its vast experience, the school has expanded its reach to other parts of Singapore, offering not only a K-12 international education curriculum but also early childhood development programmes at Chatsworth Preschool.
Our international team of teachers are experts at helping students across all levels learn how to ask the right questions, think critically about solutions, and develop the research skills they need to find the answers they’re looking for. At Chatsworth International School, students and parents will discover ways to tackle problems creatively in the real world.