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Old 09-10-2020, 02:33 AM
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Singvogel, I have been saying the same things for years. We swung too far away from learning facts and basic information. We push "critical thinking" but do not push having information to think with. Critical thinkers require a good foundation of knowledge, research skills to learn other information (which actually requires a good foundation of knowledge to start), logic (sadly missing from our educational system), and cognition skills.

Critical thinkers are built by learning how to make connections from basic information that they have learned and apply logic to it. If we don't have them learn basic information and have it available for later use, we can't expect them to critically think about larger topics.

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