Up to this point, students have simply accepted the information given to them to learn, but as they mature, young people need to be able to sort facts from theory.
We can help them separate bits of knowledge into components and take a closer look at each, logically.
Here are some key words for activities that build analytic skills:
- Break down
- Discriminate (it’s not always a bad thing…)
- Point out…
These activities literally take learning to the next level by encouraging students to mesh what they’re learning with what they already know and believe in order to form their own opinions about a subject.