Critical thinking

Which of the following things do you think teachers should do to improve their students’ critical thinking? Give reasons.

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  1. offer explicit advice
  2. engage people in conversations about morality and society
  3. probe their students’ logic and reveal its flaws
  4. ask insightful questions
  5. categorize (or label) something as right and wrong, just and unjust
  6. challenge their students’ biases
  7. show off their superior intellect
  8. be modest and genuinely curious
  9. be affirming of every contribution their students make to a discussion
  10. help students to spot and eliminate contradictions or circular logic in their reasoning