NZ Herald: Teaching kids to be better thinkers

A recent feature article in the New Zealand Herald has profiled the Developing in Digital Worlds study and its impact on New Zealand’s social and economic future. The study is at the forefront of international research on digital pedagogies, the article reported, and New Zealand stands to benefit socially and economically from the findings.

A key finding is “the need for New Zealand children to be better critical thinkers (reasoning and problem-solving) with better critical literacy, the art of seeing beyond words to the motivations that produced them.” Professor Stuart McNaughton, who is the principal investigator on the study, added that “we’ve seen that generally New Zealand children have a relatively low rate of critical thinking – one of the key assets people will need, along with critical literacy, in a digital future.”

To read the full article, visit the NZ Herald website.

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