The Importance of Critical Thinking in Geography, by Andrea Wood

The Importance of Critical Thinking in Geography

At the Geographical Association (GA) conference in April 2019, Pearson polled geography teachers to find out what they felt was the most important skill their students would need in the future to be successful. The results clearly show that ‘critical thinking’ is the most important key skill that their students will need in the future to be successful. As a result of this poll Pearson asked me to share my thoughts about critical thinking and to provide some tips and tricks to help develop high-order thinking skills.