torsdag 20 januari 2011

Universities Don't Teach Critical Thinking

Donald Clark reports on a CLA Longitudinal Study showing that universities do not fulfill their prime mission of teaching students critical thinking as the most important aspect of university education. Donald Clark explains why in Don't Lecture Me.

This is amply illustrated by the fact that my ebook BodyandSoul: Mathematical Simulation Technology (to be published and available for inspection upon request) asking students explicitly to think themselves, be critical and always ask Why? Whatfor? and not accept anything by mere authority, has been subject to censorship by my own university KTH.

Why? Whatfor? Because BodyandSoul encourages critical thinking!

Not only does KTH not teach critical thinking, but even more deplorably, aggressively oppresses any ambition to do so. What would Wilhelm von Humboldt say about this? Compare with Humboldt State University:
  • Students at Humboldt augment their classroom experiences by participating in varied experiences, which in turn strengthens their entrepreneurial and critical thinking skills.

1 kommentar:

  1. Åtgärder av den här typen exponerar åtminstone mycket tydligt, varför din bok är viktig, och varför den är viktig i undervisningen. Censuren i sig har s.a.s. bevisat bokens existensbehov.