Critical thinking essays psychology

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Wonderful article. The last but one paragraph which states that your teacher is the only person who can imbibe this skill in you and that you cannot acquire this skill at home got me thinking how I acquired this skill to whatever level it is now. At school till the age of 16 it was rote memorisation that was rewarded and didn’t even realise that I could question any of the concepts that were taught. But I was fortunate to join a technical college where my fellow classmates were selected based on tests which possibly included testing ones creativity and critical thinking.. So I grew up with a bunch of bright kids, who were not allowed to voice any difference of opinion in the lecture hall but were totally free to discuss and dissect whatever we learnt in the class room in our dormitories. The college had wisely insisted that all students must compulsorily reside in the campus. The evaluation tests that we had to undergo periodically were designed to test our critical thinking skill in the written format. So I got my critical thinking skills in the oral format from my peers ( to whom I am grateful) and not from any specific teacher that I can remember. From my experience it appears that the environment in which you grow is far more significant/important than any individual teacher/s. That is not to downplay the teacher’s role/ contribution to developing the student’s critical thinking skills. I am just sharing my personal experience.

Critical thinking essays psychology

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