Critical thinking is conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information to reach an answer or conclusion. Critical thinking involves disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence.
Research shows that critical thinking is linked to college and career readiness. Young people with strong critical thinking skills analyze relationships between ideas, consider perspectives other than their own, explore multiple solutions to problems, and use evidence to support their conclusions.
Learn how exemplar programs in Boston are intentionally cultivating critical thinking.
The following case studies are examples of after school programming at various grade levels.
Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion
Brigham & Women’s – Project TEACH