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What Constitutes Teaching Thinking?

Bored Students 123RFAfter publishing my recent essay titled “Whatever Became of Critical Thinking?” I received a very appropriate question from a reader: “What approaches can teachers use to get their students to think critically?” Following are the most basic ones:

To begin with, critical thinking should focus on the particular subject being taught (history, literature, biology, etc.)—more specifically, on the challenges to understanding that characteristically arise in that subject.… Read More