The Critical Thinking Approach
There are five basic principles to the critical thinking approach:
What is critical thinking?
Notions of critical thinking and its applications for teaching and learning have been around, some say, since Socrates. The American philosopher, psychologist and educator, John Dewey, is generally credited for initiating the tradition of critical thinking pursued today. Although he called it 'reflective thinking', he viewed it as an active process; one in which the thinker is responsible for engaging in thinking about a topic, rather than passively receiving information about it. As a result, notions of critical thinking are often linked to the following active ways of engaging in a topic:
Critical thinking is also: