DEA publishes Thinkpieces to create debate on issues related to policy, theory and practice.
DEA uses the term ‘global learning’ to describe education that puts learning in a global context. For DEA, an important part of such learning involves developing critical and creative thinking about how we can create a more just and sustainable world. However, the term critical thinking is much contested.
This article contributes to the debate by reflecting on what critical thinking means in the context of global learning.
Six elements of critical global thinking are explored before the discussion turns to consider what such an understanding of critical thinking may mean in the classroom.