TOPIC: Critical thinking
In this podcast, Sarah Kam-Gordon and Danny Kam-Gordon discuss critical thinking as a general phenomenon and how it might be (or not be) used in schools. Is asking students to think critically worthwhile? Why or why not? They start with a general discussion of critical thinking and definitions and move into more concrete examples that have to do with education.
Sarah is currently pursuing her masters degree in history at California State University Northridge.
Link to Video of Spoken Word Criticism of Education
Sarah and Danny spend some time discussing the merits of this video. While he does make some good points, Sarah and Danny wonder if the questions he asks are fair or relevant to educators.
Also discussed are issues of motivation and how to ask students to think critically.