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How to Teach Critical Thinking

By Daniel Willingham, Education Future Frontiers Last updated 2024/27

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In this Occasional Paper Series from Education Future Frontier, cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham takes a deep dive into the science behind teaching critical thinking and offers strategies such as understanding the domain knowledge required for understanding, creating conditions for transferable skills, and understanding the structure of the problem, to help students gain and use critical thinking skills across the curricula.

Curriculum Connection

A1. Transferable Skills
Critical thinking is essential in all areas of the curriculum and this article broadly supports the successful implementation of developing critical thinking skills across all curricula. 
Grade(s): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Topic(s): Comprehension

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