Teaching Kids to Think Critically in the Age of Standardized Testing

Rae Pica with Frank Keil, Dr. Linda Elder, Maureen Kelleher

Many believe that we are seeing a critical absence among students of the ability to think critically. Some blame it on the emphasis on standardized testing; others see it as a weakness in critical-thinking skills even among adults. Our guests offer tips on how to work critical thinking into our teaching as early as possible.

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May 8, 2009
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Frank Keil is Charles C. & Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Psychology at Yale University. Dr. Linda Elder is an educational psychologist and a prominent authority on critical thinking. She is President of the Foundation for Critical Thinking and Executive Director of the Center for Critical Thinking. Maureen Kelleher covered Chicago’s public schools for over a decade. Now a contributing writer to Education Week.
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