There has been increased recognition of the need for teachers to equip students with critical and creative thinking skills. This paper argues the importance of critical and creative thinking skills in the context of a mathematics classroom. In particular, it will address the role of teacher pedagogy in creating a collaborative and supportive learning environment to foster the development of critical and creative thinking skills. The principles of constructivism are emphasised, as effective pedagogical considerations that may enhance critical and creative thinking skills in mathematics classrooms.
Recommended CitationSanders, Sarah, Critical and Creative Thinkers in Mathematics Classrooms, Journal of Student Engagement: Education Matters, 6(1), 2016, 19-27.