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Article Title

Critical Thinking

Document Type

Continuing the Conversation

Abstract

Ten years ago, I wrote an article for the Journal on helping students to think. The topic is even more important today because critical thinking appears as an important educational aim all over the world. Yet we rarely spend much time talking about what it means to think critically and the difficulties we experience trying to teach it. In this article, I will explore four facets of critical thinking and its purposes: developing a critical eye, searching for meaning, reasons why we engage in critical thinking, and the need for moral commitment as we think critically.

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