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The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity

Kids walk into schools full of wonder and questions. How you, as an educator, respond to students’ natural curiosity can help further their own exploration and shape the way they learn today and in the future. The traditional system of … Continue reading

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Teaching Thinking – the Practice of Philosophy with Children

One important goal of education is helping young people to develop their ability to think for themselves inresponsible way. That means to learn how to think more reflectively and therefore to acquaint children with the tools that are required to … Continue reading

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Thinking in Education

In “Thinking in Education”, Matthew Lipman views the concept of “schooling without thinking” as completely contrary to everything education should be. It destroys creativity and the natural impulse to learn by constricting the young child. To illustrate his point, the … Continue reading

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Encouraging Reflective and Critical Thinking – An Action Research exploration of Teaching and Learning

Using act, reflect, and revise cycles of action research, this study explores ways of encouraging students to think about their thinking, their reading strategies, and their comprehension of the text while reading. Sentence starters, questions, and discussions guide their thinking … Continue reading

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Education for Critical Consciousness

Famous for his advocacy of ‘critical pedagogy’, Paulo Freire was Latin America’s foremost educationalist, a thinker and writer whose work and ideas continue to exert enormous influence in education throughout the world today. Education for Critical Consciousness is the main … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking as Dialectics: a Hegelian-Marxist Approach

Admitting that the peculiarity of education doesn‟t merely lie in the acquisition of knowledge, as a compilation of data, but that it refers to the fostering, within the pedagogical relationship, of universal human capabilities, the ability to think  being cardinal … Continue reading

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Critical Consciousness: A Study of Morality in Global, Historical Context

This volume is a study of empowered, resilient, and globally responsible moral consciousness in the historical context of a global transition to a new level of sociohistorical organization in society. This work develops further the Freirean concept of critical consciousness, … Continue reading

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How Critical Is Critical Thinking?

Recent educational discourse is full of references to the value of critical thinking as a 21st-century skill. In music education, critical thinking has been discussed in relation to problem solving and music listening, and some researchers suggest that training in … Continue reading

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The European Crisis and a Political Critique of Capitalism

The European crisis has provoked widespread critique of capitalist arrangements in most if not all countries in Europe. But to what extent do contemporary social protest and critique indicate a revival of critical capacity? The range of criticisms against the … Continue reading

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Critical Theory and Contemporary Social Movements – Conceptualizing Resistance in the Neoliberal Age

The advent of an unregulated and financial form of capitalism, combined with a sharp rise in income inequalities and economic insecurity since the 1970s, appears to pose, at first glance, a significant challenge for the relevance of the works of … Continue reading

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