Jan 11, 2016 But can critical thinking be taught? According to Daniel Willingham, decades of cognitive research suggest that it cant really be taught. The problem is that people who have sought to teach critical thinking have assumed that is a skill, like riding a bike. Similar to other skills, once you learn it, you can apply it to any situation.
How can the answer be improved? 1012yearsolds can be taught how to think critically at school, even with few teachers and limited resources. Parents can also be taught to assess claims about health effects. 1012yearsolds Can CriticalThinking Skills Be Taught? The first page of the PDF of this article appears below. Teaching critical and creative thought, however, is challenging: First, critical thinking may mean different things to different instructors, principals, andor districts.
Second, it can be hard to know what students are taking away from lessons and curricula designed to cultivate critical thinking skills. to teach critical thinking have assumed that it is a skill, like riding a bicycle, and that, like other skills, once you learn it, you can apply it in any situation.