ERIC Number: ED287822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
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Positive Educational Reform Depends on Critical Thinking.
Haynes, Thomas S.
An emphasis needs to be placed on the use and development of critical thinking skills at the elementary, secondary, and higher education levels. Critical learning that fosters active student participation, goal setting, and probing into concerns through dialogue with other students and the teacher is particularly needed to help students learn to analyze problems, deal with ethical considerations, see the broad picture, and still work within the confines of a specific task. Educators must strive to develop self-learning skills of every student, whether it be reading, speaking, writing, or listening. This paper presents a proposed model for teacher education or pattern which creatively integrates cultural/liberal arts study, specific, technical content knowledge, and professional education preparation. Teaching and learning should deal with problem solving so that relationships and issues can be analyzed to illuminate reality. With such understanding, students can enter into life with the confidence and skills necessary for them to become participative and citizens. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the INTERFACE Humanities and Technology Conference (11th, Atlanta, GA, October 22-23, 1987).