Rethinking Thinking

Professors today often believe erroneously that they are already teaching critical thinking in their courses and that students are absorbing it… “[College seinors] say, ‘Look how open-minded I am.’ But when pressed to say, ‘What do you think about this? What suggestions would you make and what are they based on?’ – that’s when the process falls apart. They are unable to reach or defend a conclusion that’s most reasonable and consistent with the facts.” — Patricia King, quoted in an article by Mark ClaytonRethinking Thinking (Christian Science Monitor)