Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Critical Thinking

Question: What’s a first question a teacher interested in critical thinking must ask?

Answer/Quote: “Evaluating Critical Thinking [Stephen P. Norris and Robert H. Ennis. 1989. Midwest Publications] is based on the premise that educators interested in the development of critical thinking must themselves be thoughtful practitioners. Each teacher, for example, must first ask the question ‘What is critical thinking?’ before he or she can evaluate students’ thought processes.” P. 605.

Comment: Good question. I’m afraid I’m guilty of not asking it during my career as an educator. RayS.

From a book review by Ann Murray, Learning Society Inc., Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Journal of Reading (April 1992), 605.

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