Monday, July 8, 2019

Post 2

As someone who is a college student, an education major and someone who works with children in different capacities daily, thinking critically is apart of my everyday life. I took a course this past spring semester called Perspectives on Childhood. When I was reading and taking notes on the first lecture, I was surprised to see the readings and the explanations on the different thinkers and the traits of a fair-minded critical thinker. I find that topic vert fascinating and like to think about the different ways people think and why. Being able to think critically is such an important part of life and an important part of science. Pseudoscience is a field that is very fascinating, and so is the way people use their different ways of thinking in that field.
Pseudoscience doesn’t use critical thinking, the people in that field use their own ways of thinking. Just because it is not critical doesn’t mean those ways of thinking are not valid. In the filed of education being able to think critically and analyze a situation dealing with a child is very important, in other fields its not the same. The development of critical thinking skills is very important and those skills are needed in many different aspects of life.

Attached is an article about the crisis in the development of critical thinking skills.


  1. I like how you are saying that even though they are not using critical thinking does not mean what they are doing are invalid. Not everything requires critical thinking. I had not thought about it like that before.

  2. I agree with this entry, as I too have experienced how critical thinking can effect others lives. I have worked in a hospital as a nursing extern and I have witnessed how medical staff must constantly be thinking critically in order to decipher what is best for their patient. This is something that I have always strived to do for that reason alone. So i can agree with this.