What about Geography? The Geography Curriculum, Young People, Critical Thinking and Active Learning, pp. 5 of 5

I would like to conclude with a final observation. Individual classes and students are necessarily different. A geographical topic that stimulates a critical discussion with one group of students, might not work for another group. It is the magic combination of students, teacher and subject, uniquely combined, that can make critical thinking happen. But for this to be the case, the teacher has to be the catalyst to make it happen.


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An Inspiring Quote

"[Open-mindedness] includes an active desire to listen to more sides than one; to give heed to facts from whatever source they come; to give full attention to alternative possibilities; to recognize the possibility of error even in the beliefs that are dearest to us."

~ John Dewey, How We Think

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