Critical thinking

red or green pen?

This is the front page of a handout I was given at a lecture at the Institute of Education, a world class university for education:


Because of course my “critical thinking” ability in relation to a photograph is easily transferable to the context of being critical of education research and my personal practice.

Or not. (I’m sure I’m preaching to the converted but if you need convincing, see Daisy here or Willingham here or here).

I am later informed that:

You’ll be happy to know that you are already a critical thinker! You engage your critical thinking skills every day. Whenever you make a decision, solve a problem, or prioritize tasks, you are using critical thinking… When you shop for groceries, when you decide which bills you should pay first on a limited budget, when you work out problems and arguments between you and your friends or you and…

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