I look at critically thinking as part of the process of breaking things down into manageable parts. Many times, the things which need to be critically analyzed are things which concern us given its complexity. Therefore, in order to manage the whole one must think critically about it.
Well--as an American taking a Master degree through a British (online distance learning) program, I had strenuously apply the skills of critical thinking while trying to learn the British method for academic paper writing, which is significantly different from the more casual American approach to academic paper writing. So while my example isn't "related to school" it is relevant to school because I had to master the application of critical thinking to writing in a way I'd never been exposed to before.
Teaching of course is a profession that opens itself up to every-second examples of critical thinking. The way in which we teach and how we respond to different pupils with their different situations is of...
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