But wouldn’t that be a disservice to their development, knowing we need analytical minds to create progress?
Einstein himself said, “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” But how?
What can science and critical thinking do for students?
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Challenge all assumptions And that means all assumptions.
And further, what can teachers learn from these approaches and take to their classrooms?
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Outside of science, people are quick to label those who question currently accepted theories as contrarians, trolls, and quacks.
Step-by-step procedures, lists of easy-to-find "equipment"--the only one that might be difficult is an empty ditto fluid can used in one activity--and minimal preparation time all make the books simple for the inexperienced parent/teacher.
Even better, questions, explanations and answers are laid out at each step where they are needed, so there is no fumbling around to check the answer key or search for further information.
As a teacher, I’ve done my best to nurture the students’ explorative questions by modeling the objective scientific mindset.
Regardless of our goals in the teaching and learning process, I never want to squelch the curiosity of students.