The use of non-examples to promote critical thinking in the early years


In the Early Years (Foundation – Level 2), the Victorian Curriculum in Critical and Creative thinking, “focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and understanding to express reasoning and to problem solve and learn more effectively” (VCAA). This session examines the use of examples and non-examples in teaching mathematical concepts. When learning mathematics, students are usually shown only correct examples of how to solve problems or identify shapes or patterns. However, the use of non-examples can help develop critical thinking skills by challenging students’ beliefs and reasoning. This can enable teachers to address misconceptions and for students to better clarify their own conceptual understanding in mathematics.

Kate Copping

Session Code Session Date Session Start Session Finish Session Location Places Remaining
J-18 07/12/2018 03:40 pm 04:40 pm La Trobe University


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