Critical Thinking Takes Courage | Interests |
Critical thinking isn't an entirely natural process; it's one that requires courage.


For educators, as a term critical thinking is similar to words like democracy, global, and organic: You hear people use them all the time, but no one seems to understand what they mean.


This kind of etymological opacity lends itself to them being misused, fumbled awkwardly, and abused. Over the long term, such abuse empties it of meaning until we all either throw it around casually in the middle of an overly complex sentence to bolster our own credibility, or avoid the term altogether.

Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed., Marisol Araya Fonseca, Ivon Prefontaine, PhD