The Need to Teach Thinking from an Islamic Perspective

Gasim Omer Abu Elkheir

Abstract


In recent years there has been a widespread recognition of importance of thinking in the learning/teaching processes especially among western educators (Raths .et al: 1967 and Ruggiero, 1988). Accordingly, the fundamental characteristics of an educated person have been viewed as requirements for responsible citizenship in society as well as employment skills of a wide range of jobs. Creating such a person depends on different factors that might affect learning/teaching process in general, and curriculum in particular. For that, striving for excellence in education, a curriculum’s effectiveness was seen in the context of its ability to achieve definite objectives stated by curricula’s designers or educational authorities.


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