Integrating Critical Thinking into the Education System of Malawi

Malawi Government’s effort to improve education quality has resulted in major reviews of curricula. The reviews incorporate many educational initiatives aimed at addressing contemporary issues. However, the reviews have fallen short of creating democratic classroom processes that help learners to develop independent and open minds. Students are still not trained to think, analyze information and relate it to the context in which they live so that they can fit in the rapidly changing context of Malawi, and the world. This project aims at addressing this shortfall.

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November 23rd, 2011

Malawi Government’s effort to improve education quality has resulted in major reviews of curricula. The reviews incorporate many educational initiatives aimed at addressing contemporary issues. However, the reviews have fallen short of creating democratic classroom processes that help learners to develop independent and open minds. Students are still not trained to think, analyze information and relate it to the context in which they live so that they can fit in the rapidly changing context of Malawi, and the world. This project aims at addressing this shortfall. The overarching goal of the project is to improve education outcomes by building the capacity of educational professionals to advance the integration of the concept of Critical Thinking in the education system. If successful, the project will integrate Critical Thinking concepts into teacher training curricula and training materials adapted to Malawi context; develop the secondary school curriculum and teaching and learning materials integrating critical thinking concepts and stimulate the Malawi National Examination Board (MANE) to begin applying Critical Thinking concepts in assessment. 

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