Strangelove wrote:ukcanuck wrote:Can't speak for American schools, but in Canada and the UK critical thinking is required in all classes..
Define "critical thinking".
Without getting all post modern (post-modern?) in its simplest form critical thinking is about questioning assumptions, and making judgments using one's own reason, while taking into account things like evidence, context, accepted and controversial theories, and scientific method.
The beauty of the Canadian and Brit education systems is that it allows for kids to make up their own damn minds. Whether they are right or wrong is almost irrelevant. The key is to always question and never accept just because the text book says so.
but I think they would be preaching to the choir considering the Doctor's take on global warming