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|Quote (oldmanintheskydidntdoit @ Feb. 28 2010,07:49)|
|Quote (Patrickarbuthnot @ Feb. 28 2010,03:02)|
|Critical thinking must be re introduced back into school or else why teach anything?|
When was it taken out, would you say?
To be honest, I don't think it was ever really a part of school. I never had any when I was in school (80s). My favorite line is that I learned to think in spite of school, not because of it.
There's a significant portion of the (student) population that is actually offended if they are required to think. Regurgitation is the rule and it's hard to get past that.
I know what people say about standardized testing, but since I work in that industry, I'll say that it can be a good thing. The problem is that many states reject test questions that they think the kids can't answer. The state I work for (No, I won't say which one) is really good about letting some really difficult, thinking questions through. IMHO, they are doing pretty well. Some other states... I wouldn't move there for love or money.
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