Critical Thinking

Plenty of educators say that they want young people to grow up to be critical thinkers and that 'critical thinking' is an important skill for children growing up in the Twenty First Century. However, how many educators are really clear in their definition of what it is (and isn't)? How much time is really being given to teaching these skills and how much opportunity are children getting to use the skills, make mistakes with them, hone them and make them a natural part of how they approach mental processes.

This is a nice, short video that provides a useful starting point.

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