Critical Thinking for Educators

Critical Thinking for Educators (

“Pick any article from the newspaper,” I would say to my students. “Bring it in and we’ll analyze it.” This was one of my favourite – an…

A good primer from Stephen Downes on the framing and teaching opportunities for educators surrounding critical thinking.

I’ve focused this article on critical thinking for educators because I am concerned that teachers and school administrators are exposed to a lot of misinformation about critical thinking. Various writers have developed ‘their own’ approach to critical thinking, which sometimes muddies the waters. Others confuse critical thinking with creativity, various literacies, lateral thinking, or rhetoric.


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