Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Delphi Report - Philosophy (Critical Thinking) in High school

"American Philosophical Association Delphi Research Report"
Some of this report I find problematic but I agree with many of their conclusions.

"RECOMMENDATION 9:  Thus, CT [Critical Thinking] instruction should not be reserved only for those who plan to attend college.  Nor should it be deferred until college, since it is not likely to be effective if it were."  (page 15)

This is one of the outcomes of the “The Delphi Report"

Critical Thinking: A Statement of Expert Consensus for Purposes of Educational Assessment and Instruction

"RECOMMENDATION 10: Explicit attention to the fostering of CT (Critical Thinking) skills and
dispositions should be made an instructional goal at all levels of the K-12 curriculum.
The cultivation of CT dispositions and an insistence on giving and evaluating
reasons, should be an integral part of elementary school education.  In middle
schools and high schools, instruction on various aspects and applications of CT
should be integrated into all subject area instruction" (page 15)

Thank you Gregory Sadler for pointing me to this.

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