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Critical Thinking, Critical Questions

The ability of learners to interrogate not only the content of sources, but also their authenticity and the perspective of the speaker is at the heart of critical thinking.

You cannot be formulaic, but you can be systematic in formulating generic questions to address any opinion proffered  to test its validity.

This infographic mirrors the sort of critical thinking promoted by the old School Council History Council materials in the United Kingdom, as well as the Theory of Knowledge component of the International Baccalaureate.

I think it is significant that both these approaches involved developing critical thinking skills from the point of view of understanding the process and purpose rather than simply the content of information.

Source: learningcommons.ubc.ca

Source: learningcommons.ubc.ca

Via ETML: Six Questions Every Critical Thinker Should Ask

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I'm convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans. The solution is learning - creating independent and autonomous learners who can problem solve, innovate and create a better more equitable and sustainable world. My books, Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success together with this blog, explore how better learning outcomes for all can be achieved.

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