For each stage, describes the defining feature, the principle challenge, the knowledge or insight into thinking expressed, and the individual's skill in thinking.
I know many states have adopted critical thinking within their standards and curriculum.
” I wonder how many of our students will offer insights of becoming change agents to better the world or create a more equitable environment for all people.
I wonder how many will say, “I don’t know,” or “I don’t have an opinion.” I wonder how many will reflect a capitalistic response of making money and producing goods to keep America powerful and strong.
Statements, facts, blame, and storytelling appears daily based on fictional representations.
There are many representations of our social, political, and environmental stresses; I believe the only way for students to navigate the world is a new way of thinking, which is to question societal norms and voices.
Someone with critical thinking skills is able to do the following : Critical thinking is not a matter of accumulating information.
A person with a good memory and who knows a lot of facts is not necessarily good at critical thinking.
Without instilling critical thinking abilities and levels of skepticism to question the world around us, how can our future students become agents of change and understand what it means to be a participating citizen in a democratic society?
If you are an educator of intermediate, or secondary schools, ask your students, “What does it mean to be a participating citizen in a democratic society?