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Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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Tackling Controversial Issues in the Citizenship Classroom

The purpose of this resource is to provide you as teacher with

 The opportunity to reflect on a number of issues associated with teaching controversial issues in the classroom

A practical approach which allows students to explore controversial issues which arise in citizenship and other areas of the curriculum in a way which is safe for both teacher and students.

Via Sharrock
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

It has to be practical, because ethics is not theoretical and abstract. Kwame Appiah proposed that when ethics are strictly theoretical and abstract we make water from wine.



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Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens

Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

"Critical thought is a cognitive process that proposes the systematic analysis of information, opinion and statements that we accept in our daily life as valid or true. It is a basic skill for a competent, free and responsible citizen."

Via Beth Dichter, The Rice Process, Malachy Scullion
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

A word other than debate, which suggests binaries of right and wrong, might be David Bohm's concept of dialogue where there is an allowance for different and reasonable perspectives. It fits with the ideas of Paulo Freire.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 18, 2014 8:35 AM

Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens

Susan Walker-Meere's curator insight, November 9, 2014 12:49 PM

I would add: Trans-disciplinary thinking.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 16, 2014 3:48 PM

La pensée critique, une competence clé du 21ème siècle avec tant d'information qui nous arrive.