STRATEGIES OF CRITICAL THINKING DEVELOPMENT IN THE DIDACTICS OF INFORMATICS
[STRATEGIE ROZVOJA KRITICKEHO MYSLENIA V DIDAKTIKE INFORMATIKY]
Critical thinking provides the ability to interpret, analyze and evaluate the quality of information and thinking procedures (own or others’ ones), based on this, to formulate attitudes, present and justify conclusions. It would seem, the digital world with freedom to access a great deal of information provides people with ideal conditions for cognitive skills development that represent a basic part of critical thinking. However, the experience shows more an opposite trend. In this paper, we present the way of how the lessons of informatics may contribute to the development of cognitive skills and personal predispositions of critically thinking human being in a society where digital technologies play an important role, as well as, certain methods of critical thinking development in the didactical training of future teachers of informatics.
Critical thinking, creative thinking, thoughts structuring, creative environment, collaborative environment