ERIC Number: EJ790101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Reference Count: 23
A Skeptical Education
Senchuk, Dennis M.
Educational Theory, v58 n2 p175-192 May 2008
In a turn on the familiar notion that learning is inquiry, Dennis Senchuk suggests in this essay that an otherwise exemplary educational curriculum could benefit from the inclusion of some distinctively skeptical modes of inquiry. Senchuk construes two pertinent varieties of skepticism as inquiries into inquiry--one involving an inquiry into the methodology of inquiry, and the other focused argumentatively on specific outcomes of inquiry. The author stops short of interpreting these skeptical modes as the core of critical thinking, but sees them as affording opportunities for valuable linkages between philosophy and education.
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