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Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines

Volume 30, Issue 2, Summer 2015

Benjamin Hamby
Pages 63-68

Review of Stephen Brookfield‘s Teaching for Critical Thinking

Stephen Brookfield offers a distinctive conceptualization of and approach to teaching critical thinking. In this review I highlight some major aspects of his approach, and critique his baseline conception. I conclude that, while evaluating assumptions is an important aspect of critical thinking, it is not as important as Brookfield maintains. Instructors of critical thinking should read his book, but they should remain skeptical of its major substantive theoretical commitments.

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