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Developing critical thinking The development and use of critical thinking is fundamental to the way knowledge, skills, and understanding are built in health, physical education, and home economics. New knowledge and understanding that is created in one classroom may differ from that created in another. The key competency of thinking is “about using creative, critical, and metacognitive processes to make sense of information, experiences, and ideas” (The New Zealand Curriculum). By applying critical thinking, students in senior health, physical education, and home economics deconstruct information and construct knowledge and understandings. They present and justify knowledge and understandings using a framework derived from the four underlying concepts : hauora attitudes and values the socio-ecological perspective health promotion. The underlying concepts become lenses through which students explore individual contexts. The emphasis on each concept will vary depending on the curriculum level and the particular context.

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