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Educators Need to Stop Teaching Critical Thinking to Students

Educators Need to Stop Teaching Critical Thinking to Students

Socrates and Plato. 

Can educators really teach critical thinking in the classroom?

Education writer Dennis Hayes from i09.com said many teachers strive to teach their students critical thinking as a skill, and unfortunately, it is not a skill to be taught. 

"As a teacher, you have to have a critical spirit," he said. "This does not mean moaning endlessly about education policies you dislike or telling students what they should think. It means first and foremost that you are capable of engaging in deep conversation. This means debate and discussion based on considerable knowledge -- something that is almost entirely absent in the educational world..the need for teachers to engage in this kind of deep conversation has been forgotten, because they think that being critical is a skill."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EdcuationWorld Contributor

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