Developing critical thinking citizens through Civics and Citizenship: pedagogical implications

Ab Kadir, Akshir (2016) Developing critical thinking citizens through Civics and Citizenship: pedagogical implications. The Social Educator, 34 (1). pp. 4-15.

[img] PDF (Published Version) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

[img] PDF (Accepted Author Version) - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only



One of the learning aims for Civics and Citizenship (CC) in the Australian Curriculum (AC) is the development of “reflective, active and informed decision-makers, who will be well placed to contribute to an evolving and healthy democracy that fosters the wellbeing of Australia as a democratic nation” (Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs [MCEETYA], 2008, p. 8). In this regard, CC also provides an excellent platform for the development of one of the AC’s key general capabilities, “critical and creative thinking” (ACARA, n.d.), which is also “fundamental to effective learning” (ACARA n.d.). The basic pedagogical question that arises is how the development of critical and creative thinking can be achieved successfully through CC. Some studies in critical thinking suggest that teachers who incorporate critical thinking in their teaching usually do so unconsciously or without making it explicit to learners. Based on an examination of the literature on critical thinking, this paper aims to draw out the pedagogical implications for CC teachers to successfully develop students’ capacities to be critical thinkers.

Item ID: 69568
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1328-3480
Related URLs:
Copyright Information: © Copyright Social and Citizenship Education Association of Australia
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2022 23:57
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390199 Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160399 Teaching and curriculum not elsewhere classified @ 100%
Downloads: Total: 2
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page