The Ministry of Education says introducing critical thinking in the national school curriculum can help improve the quality of education as well as prepare learners beyond the classroom.
Ministry of Education deputy director for basic education Chikondano Mussa said this on Saturday in Blantyre.
The Malawi Institute of Education (MIE) is spearheading the introduction of the initiative; hence, it dated book publishers in Malawi on the same.
Â â€œWe want people to be critical thinkers to contribute positively to the economy and social development of the nation,â€ she said.
Said MIE acting director Alison Mhlanga:Â â€œIt is the hope of MIE that we can all play a role to develop the critical mind of the learners so that they can independently apply and survive different situations.
â€œYou, as publishers, have a very critical role to ensure that materials that will be developed will promote the development of critical thinking through the stories you use, the activities you include in the textbooks and even the language you use in the text,â€ said Mhlanga.
Coordinator of the critical thinking concept Davie Kaambankadzanja said the project is aimed at helping students and communities engage in critical dialogue.
One of the publishers, Alfred Msadala, welcomed the critical thinking initiative, saying it will help students judge and form their own opinion in whatever situation.