Critical/creative thinking

Critical Condition
Replacing Critical Thinking with Creativity
By Patrick Finn
Review by Bob Lane on Tue, Apr 21st 2015.
Critical Condition by Patrick Finn Should we stop teaching critical thinking? Meant as a prompt to further discussion, Critical Condition questions the assumption that every student should be turned into a “critical thinker.” Two public events have caught my attention (along with millions of other citizens in several countries) this week. One, here in Canada, our Parliament is debating a bill to authorize more spying and additional powers for police to protect us from terrorists. The down side, of course, is a serious reduction of civil liberties. Two, the President of the United States has just announced a framework
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