Critical Thinking

critical thinking

I just read an interesting article in Newsweek by Alexander Nazaryan titled, You’re 100 Percent Wrong About Critical Thinking. The premise is that students in the United States are far behind students in other countries like China and India, not because they do not develop strong skills in critical thinking but more so because they haven’t taken the time or put in the effort to learn the basic information being taught in the schools: information that is considered immutable and fundamental, such as the names of the bones in the wrist or the correct method to calculate the distance to a star or the height of a flag pole.

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