Proceed at your own risk. Don't accept as true what you're about to read. Some of it is fact; some of it is opinion disguised as fact; and the rest is liberal, conservative, or mainstream propaganda. Make sure you know which is which before choosing to believe it. Students are exposed to so many different viewpoints on- and offline and so prone to accepting whatever they read, that they run the very real risk of becoming brainwashed. If it's on a computer screen, it becomes Holy Writ, sacrosanct, immutable, beyond question or doubt.
Why critical thinking is overlooked by schools and shunned by students
The Death of Critical Thinking in Texas Public Schools - effetticollaterali.info
There is much that has been said throughout the centuries in praise of critical thinking. The methodology named after Greek philosopher Socrates— the Socratic method —is one of the earliest critical thinking instruction tools known to man. Fast forward past Galileo, W. So what is it that makes it such an honoured skill set? Though this list can be expanded considerably, we believe these 10 merits are among the most significant.
In kindergarten through grade six, the critical and creative thinking lessons are designed to elicit a higher level thinking response. These lessons can also be used to identify and nurture gifted potential among young learners. The problem-solving skills, thinking processes, and student products that result from these lessons provide observable evidence of a student's ability to think and reason on advanced levels. Each lesson is structured around a five-stage model which provides students opportunities to connect content to prior knowledge, engage in new ideas, use thinking skills to consider possibilities, reflect on new learning, and connect the lesson to future learning.
If you wonder what took them so long to actually state that publicly, it is really a matter of timing. With irrationality now the norm and an election hovering over the horizon, the timing of the Republican GOP announcement against "critical thinking" instruction couldn't be better. It helps gin up their anti-intellectual base. The Texas GOP's declarative position against critical thinking in public schools, or any schools, for that matter, is now an official part of their political platform. It is public record in the Republican Party of Texas platform.