Teaching Critical Thinking

Read more: Teaching Critical ThinkingWhen I was in college, I remember that the course description for virtually every class I took said that it taught 'critical thinking'. But only one class came close to directly teaching actual thought.

The only class that came anywhere near teaching how to think in any way was my introduction to argumentation class, which was basically a rhetoric and logic class.

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Bloom's taxonomy sucks

Read more: Bloom's taxonomy sucksBloom's taxonomy of learning objectives is taught as if it were absolute fact in American teacher education programs. It finds its way into official policy in public schools and into teacher evaluation forms throughout the nation.

Most teachers have probably never questioned it's truthfulness, effectiveness, or utility. But Bloom's taxonomy sucks.

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Tuesday the 19th. Copyright 2012, Virtue Academy
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