Do you understand what critical thinking means? Have you discovered an indicator when thinking becomes or transforms into critical thinking? Do you recognize when critical thinking occurs in class discussions or written assignments?
The phrase "critical thinking" has become widely used in the field of education and it is a skill which students are told they must learn. A challenge is that this phrase can have multiple descriptions when educators are asked to define it. The descriptions provided by students are even more varied and often described using clichés such as "thinking outside of the box", or they can come closer to what this concept means when they relate it to problem-solving.
This poses a challenge for the inclusion of critical thinking in a list of...Continue reading »