RESULTS OF RWCT
In a four-country assessment of RWCT trained in vs. control groups in Central Europe and Central Asia conducted by the American Institutes of Research, RWCT teachers showed sustained use of the methods three years after they participated in workshops. Their students performed significantly better on critical thinking tasks.
Scores on Classroom Observation Scales, RWCT and
Differences in Critical Thinking
RWCT teachers were observed to promote more higher-order thinking skills, substantive conversation, and interest in the world outside the classroom than teachers in control groups; RWCT teachers were also more likely than their peers to organize classroom information to promote discussion and critical thinking, encourage pupils to consider multiple answers to problems, and wait for pupils answer questions.
RWCT pupils score significantly higher on critical thinking assessments than pupils in control groups