Better teaching: Critical Thinking

"Any school for free citizens must begin by teaching distrust, not trust. It must teach questioning, not acceptance of stock answers.” -- Brian Herbert.

This overlaps with the problem-solving webpage Link From this (betterteaching.ie) website
Critical Thinking Why Is It So Hard to Teach? Link

Paper published in the American Federation of Teachers journal by Daniel T. Willingham. pdf format

Why schools should not teach general critical-thinking skills Link

Carl Hendrick, head of learning and research at Wellington College in Berkshire writing in aeon.co
As the 1960s studies on air-traffic controllers suggested, to be good in a specific domain you need to know a lot about it: it’s not easy to translate those skills to other areas. []This non-translatability of cognitive skill is well-established in psychological research and has been replicated many times.

Domain-Specific Knowledge and Why Teaching Generic Skills Does Not Work Link Paper abstract by André Tricot; and John Sweller
Domain-general cognitive knowledge has frequently been used to explain skill when domain-specific knowledge held in long-term memory may provide a better explanation. An emphasis on domain-general knowledge may be misplaced if domain-specific knowledge is the primary factor driving acquired intellectual skills.
Dr. Derek Cabrera - How Thinking Works Link YouTube. 16 mins
Stephen Jay Gould on Why Dot-Connecting Is the Key to Creativity Link From brainpickings.org

You’re 100 percent wrong about critical thinking

Link It’s often the old fashioned memorization of facts and rules that allows students to think critically about the knowledge they’ve gained, according to studies. From newsweek.com
Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking It's all about the questions. From edutopia.org
Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking Blogpost from edutopia.org
When Memorization Gets in the Way of Learning A teacher's quest to discourage his students from mindlessly reciting information. From theatlantic.com
Life after levels: who’ll create a mastery assessment system? Detailed blogpost from pragmaticreform.wordpress.com