Interpreting data and drawing conclusions

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Students often accept what they are told without questioning or wondering if that makes sense.


Students (and many adults) often accept what they are told without questioning or wondering if that makes sense. In addition, they often read or hear things from inaccurate sources without questioning, situation that leads them to misconceptions or irrational fears development which they often pass on to others as well. This is due to the fact that students do not have many opportunities at school to develop their critical thinking skills. The process of analyzing, interpreting data and drawing conclusions is a key element in developing students’ critical thinking skills and help them become informed and responsible adults. Thus, time consuming as it may be, it is important to provide our students with opportunities to work on data and observations, make conclusions, spot mistakes and revise some already formed ideas they may have.

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PLATON is a two-year European project launched on September 2016. It aspires to provide teachers and school communities with a coherent teachers’ training framework which will update their current teaching practices. More particularly, PLATON aims to offer an open and innovative training framework to teachers of primary and secondary education which will focus on:

  • Promoting student-centred teaching approaches;
  • Promoting a holistic interdisciplinary approach;
  • Support the use of online educational tools;
  • Support the meaningful collaboration between teachers of the same school.



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