‘Between critical thinking, values, education, and teachers’ by Willy Cardoso

Willy  Cardoso’s  blog post is titled “Between critical thinking, values, education, and teachers.”

Willy  Cardoso says, “An important one, as hinted via the quote above, is – we should pay attention to whose values this critical-thinking approach is representing. As far as I can see, it’s often the teacher’s. So, the teacher believes it is good for students to learn how to think the way s/he considers to be the highest form of thinking; and that of course is deeply rooted in the teacher’s values, culture, and everything else. Needless to say it might not be the case for students, at least not in the classroom setting. This was clearly shown to me when teaching for the first time a group of Japanese students, and ‘testing’ their critical thinking abilities by asking open-ended questions on moral dilemmas in whole-group conferencing; and all that in the first couple of lessons with the group.”

Between critical thinking, values, education, and teachers

Willy  Cardoso’s Blog

Bharat Vadhiya

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