UP-TO-DATE APPROACH OF TEACHING CRITICAL THINKING TO STUDENTS IN ADUCATIONAL PROCESS IN GJAKOVA REGION
Teaching of Critical Thinking as a Project for Reformation of Schools in Kosovo has changed traditional approach for students and educational process in general. According to this philosophy and new approach in education the student is considered to be active and responsible subject in the formation of his intellectual and human development. Therefore, the teaching of Critical Thinking is building partnerships with its students through different teaching tasks and projects. They are encouraged to question and discuss different aspects of the concrete teaching topics. The teacher in his daily pedagogical practice starts from the interests of the students and through the tasks and problems he treats within his teaching subject tries to further develop these interests and creative skills. In this function this teaching raises tasks and learning problems that require their critical thinking and creativity. Learning situations that require mental engagement of students put them in need of individual and group mobilization. In this way, students cooperate with each other to find alternatives and solutions to problems and tasks. Interaction of students in joint assignments and projects also creates the opportunity for cultivating healthy social relationships in the group for exchanging different intellectual experiences. During group work they analyze different aspects of the topic, discuss and compare sources of information for their authenticity and originality. Discussion and constructive debate on topics dealt with are exchanges of views relevant to the formation of democratic attitudes that are initiated through the teaching of Critical Thinking. These are some aspects of this philosophy of education that will be addressed in this paper.