EVALUATING CRITICAL THINKING COMPONENT OF HIGH SCHOOLS IN SKOPJE
This study investigates the importance of critical thinking skill in the curriculum of the high schools. The critical thinking skill is being given a lot of importance in the 21st century, therefore its further investigation is quite necessary. Implementing the critical thinking skill in schools not only facilitates the process of achieving a language proficiency, but it also helps to build one’s personality, since it involves plenty of thinking and analyzing of a matter. The study is conducted in three different high schools of Skopje and it uses the student questionnaire to evaluate students’ perceptions of critical thinking. The results from the research showed that the participants expressed positive attitude to critical thinking. In addition, critical thinking as a skill is being taught in the high schools of Skopje besides the barriers that the ministry of education has set. All in all, critical thinking is an amusing skill, which forms one’s logic and intelligence to see the background of a certain situation, beyond what capture the eyes, which means it leads to thinking and imagination, which neither can be seen nor touched.
Keywords: critical thinking, students, skill, high school, attitude.
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