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Bob Calder's picture

forcing values

Science embraces a way of thinking in which values are embedded. Forcing students to think systematically will destroy poor thinking habits that have been inculcated by other systems that are not compatible. To put it shortly, ignorance is not a point of view.

This is why I think it's good to begin any curriculum with an introduction to critical thinking. What are typical misconceptions about this particular subject? Why do they happen? How does my thinking compare to what we talk about in class? That sort of thing.

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