Volume : 4, Issue : 6, JUN 2018
NURTURING THINKING ROUTINES IN ANGANAWADI CHILDREN: PERSPECTIVES OF 21ST CENTURY
NAGAMANI KRISHNAMURTHY, KALPANA VENUGOPAL
The world in the 21st century throws challenges to young people through its complex environmental, social and economic pressures. Responding to these challenges requires young people to be creative, innovative, enterprising and adaptable with motivation, confidence and skills to use creative and critical thinking purposefully. Countries across the world are working towards providing such a goal-oriented education to prepare the young ones for the future. A greater need arises in the developing countries to enable the countries to achieve sustainable development. Several developing countries have changed their educational policies and have brought in a drastic change in the education practices. India is also one among them in implementing a large initiative viz., the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) to reach out to the children in every rural corner of the country. However the strategies to develop a thinking society is not yet envisioned. The need of the hour is to devise specific effective strategies and implement efficiently in order to steer the country towards sustainable development. The present paper discusses the strategies for the same through the implementation of thinking routines in young children of Anganawadis.
Thinking Routines, Dispositions Of Creative And Critical Thinking, Early Childhood Education, Anganawadis.
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