David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Social Philosophy Today 27:127-138 (2011)
In a fictional conversation designed to appeal to both working teachers and social philosophers, three educators take up the question of whether critical thinking itself can, or should, be taught independently of an explicit consideration of issues related to social justice. One, a thoughtful but somewhat traditional Enlightenment rationalist, sees critical thinking as a neutral set of skills and dispositions, essentially unrelated to the conclusions of morality, problems of social organization, or the content of any particular academic discipline. A second interlocutor, steeped in “critical” pedagogy of Paulo Freire, insists that the problem is the pose of neutrality itself. On this view, all honest and effective approaches to teaching must confront the hegemony of unjust relationships, institutions, and conceptual schemes. The third character attempts to resolve the tension between these two opposed camps
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
M. Neil Browne & Michelle Crosby (2004). Nurturing the Relational Promise of Critical Thinking. Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 23 (3):23-26.
Steve Cady (2004). Integrating Critical Thinking Into Daily Life. Inquiry 23 (3):33-36.
Lori Richter (2011). Questions About Critical Thinking. Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 26 (2):37-43.
Jennifer Wilson Mulnix (2010). Thinking Critically About Critical Thinking. Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (5):464-479.
Carlos Saiz (2010). Critical Thinking. Inquiry 25 (2):19-26.
Andrea Giampetro-Meyer (2004). The Social Fallout of Critical Thinking. Inquiry 23 (3):27-31.
Harvey Siegel (2008). Autonomy, Critical Thinking and the Wittgensteinian Legacy: Reflections on Christopher Winch, Education, Autonomy and Critical Thinking. Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (1):165-184.
Kal Alston (2001). Re/Thinking Critical Thinking: The Seductions of Everyday Life. Studies in Philosophy and Education 20 (1):27-40.
Idolina Hernandez (2011). Critical Thinking and Social Interaction in the Online Environment. Inquiry 26 (1):55-61.
Bruce Davidson (2004). The Gospel of Critical Thinking in the Land of Harmony. Inquiry 23 (3):5-10.
Ann van Heerden (2011). Transforming a Content-Driven Chemistry Course to One Focused on Critical Thinking Skills Without Sacrificing Any Content. Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 26 (2):31-36.
Yoram Harpaz (2010). Conflicting Logics in Teaching Critical Thinking. Inquiry 25 (2):5-17.
Claire Phillips & Susan Green (2011). Faculty as Critical Thinkers. Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 26 (2):44-50.
Added to index2012-09-18
Total downloads3 ( #290,560 of 1,099,039 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #175,277 of 1,099,039 )
How can I increase my downloads?