ThinkCERCA is a product for practicing literacy, multimodal literacy and critical thinking skills. The product offers a large variety of different texts from different subjects for students to read, write about and analyze.
With the CERCA method, it is easy for students to work with a given text and task to create the answer. Teachers can monitor the students’ progression in real time.
ThinkCERCA offers a large variety of materials.
With ThinkCERCA, teachers can assign lessons with multiple tasks related to the text for the students, and assess the results.
The students have an easy to use structure for answering the assignments.
The structure varies based on the topic and student's age.
The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.
The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.
The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.