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Ronit , People with knowledge are celebrities Dec, 07 2016

Why is it that Schools curriculum does not contain aptitude and critical thinking?



Schools have become ever more captivated by the idea that students must learn a set of generalised thinking skills to flourish in the contemporary world and especially in the contemporary job market. Critical thinking aims to equip students with a set of general problem solving approaches that can be applied to any given domain; these are lauded by business leaders as an essential set of dispositions.
Schools have become ever more captivated by the idea that students must learn a set of generalised thinking skills to flourish in the contemporary world and especially in the contemporary job market. Critical thinking aims to equip students with a set of general problem solving approaches that can be applied to any given domain; these are lauded by business leaders as an essential set of dispositions.

Rohit Kumar , Working as a consultant, trying to explore th Dec, 07 2016


Teaching general critical thinking would be like teaching balance and then expecting athletes to apply a generic balance skill in soccer and skiing. The curricular requirement to teach critical thinking assumes that teachers are also exposing students to subject knowledge and asking them to think critically about specific topics in specific contexts. We learn to think critically when we learn the power of learning: the sheer pleasure and intellectual reward of having thought deeply about something, considered various points of view and detected flaws in reasoning or errors in fact. Critical thinking skills do not transfer themselves without more thinking, of course. Student eventually learn to value the experience of thinking thoughtfully and to repeat that experience by applying familiar skills and developing new ones throughout their lives.
Teaching general critical thinking would be like teaching balance and then expecting athletes to apply a generic balance skill in soccer and skiing. The curricular requirement to teach critical thinking assumes that teachers are also exposing students to subject knowledge and asking them to think cr


Harish Narang , BITSian for life and beyond. Dec, 08 2016


Intelligence is the ability to notice the difference that makes a difference. In most professional situations one needs background knowledge (education) to know what is already known and what is important. Unfortunately, too much of education (especially Universities) still look for very good memorisation useful, but not an indicator of intelligence, which is needed for originality.
Intelligence is the ability to notice the difference that makes a difference. In most professional situations one needs background knowledge (education) to know what is already known and what is important. Unfortunately, too much of education (especially Universities) still look for very good memor


Sanjay Ashok , Empty Dec, 07 2016


Critical thinking does not mean the management theory but the fundamentals of reasoning and logical thinking that teaches students how to construct and deconstruct arguments and evaluate the soundness and validity of the given premises and the resulting conclusions. Knowing how to think critically can be likened to intellectual self-defense and is an essential skill for anyone who wants to make sense of the increasingly unhinged media landscape of Orwellian propaganda and blatant agenda pushing that has reduced the fourth estate to acting as disseminators of distortions, half-truths and outright lies. Citizens need to be able to cut through the bullshit and assess the validity of the messages they are bombarded with if our badly wounded democracies are to survive
Critical thinking does not mean the management theory but the fundamentals of reasoning and logical thinking that teaches students how to construct and deconstruct arguments and evaluate the soundness and validity of the given premises and the resulting conclusions. Knowing how to think critically c


Naveen tripathi , Economic honours with more passion into Engin Dec, 07 2016


The problem is not with real critical thinking, but with the way in which education fads can end up with vapid solutions rather than serious teaching. I am guessing that Carl would argue that we need to teach kids about democracy, about political philosophy, about history and also how to think critically about how this is playing out in contemporary politics
The problem is not with real critical thinking, but with the way in which education fads can end up with vapid solutions rather than serious teaching. I am guessing that Carl would argue that we need to teach kids about democracy, about political philosophy, about history and also how to think criti


Varun ravikant , Work in the field of Agriculture and want to Dec, 07 2016


People are usually good at critical thinking when they are assessing arguments or evidence that run counter to their own assumptions but not so good when assessing evidence that supports their own bias. Partly this is the result of our cultural failings, which encourage us to think in simplistic, either/or terms about issues that may have many angles and dimensions, and which also reflect our tribal origins. It also comes from our personal vanity. Unless these fundamental problems are dealt with, no amount of formal training in logic or critical analysis will have any effect. You only have to examine the posts on internet forums dealing with controversial scientific topics to see these defects of human cognition in enthusiastic action.
People are usually good at critical thinking when they are assessing arguments or evidence that run counter to their own assumptions but not so good when assessing evidence that supports their own bias. Partly this is the result of our cultural failings, which encourage us to think in simplistic, ei