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ERIC Number: EJ929966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8475
Asking Questions: Cultivating the Habit of Inquiry
Deluty, Evelyn Wortsman
Thought & Action, p135-138 Fall 2010
Learning how to think critically is a slow, painstaking process but one well worth cultivating. Some students never realize that questioning matters. Their smug mockery of any reflective endeavor threatens their comfort zone and creates an obstacle to thinking critically. They simply devalue it. Questioning is a sure sign that the student is thinking critically. To reshape higher education radically, there is a need to regenerate the roots of learning. The mere assemblage of facts, no matter how great, is of no worth without the habit of reflective inquiry to judge them. Inquiry is liberating. It empowers the learner and grants one dignity as a human being. The ability to ask a reflective question is the root of all change and progress. (Contains 8 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A