The Difficulties of Teaching Critical Thinking

Being such a subjective skill, critical (or creative) thinking is a skill that teachers all over America struggle to impart onto their students. Despite their efforts, creative thinking seems to be on the decline since they started testing in the 1960s. Why is it so difficult to teach? It may be because teachers don’t actually know how to teach it. While teachers think they’re teaching critical thinking through regular instruction, critical thinking requires explicit, inquiry-based instruction, where students are asked to solve practical problems about topics they find interesting. Read full article here


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