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Critical thinking skills are more widely applicable to every-day life than most other disciplines.
alexozer, it is a link to another similar argument.
They are already taught, but hidden in various subjects.
They are already taught in the form of history and social studies.
No social study (excluding philosophy) explicitly focuses on critical thinking and its personal implementation; they mostly focus on what critical decisions were made by other people.
That is false. The study of history is heavily dependent on causation and synthesis, both of which are reliant on critical thinking skills.
Also in the sciences.
Teachers who lack critical thinking skills are not qualified to teach them. Because there would not be any teachers trained in the discipline after the creation of the new curriculum, effective teachers will be few and far between.
Solving a bad teacher problem is different from deciding if it would be optimal to teach students critical thinking. Both will need to be solved in order to teach students critical thinking skills.
Teaching critical thinking incorrectly can cause more harm than good.
This can apply to any subject equally, this does not prevent us from teaching them
In the process of teaching logic , such issues would be foundifficult by students and teachers and corrected over time. Which would act as a case study in critical thinking leading to additional real world example based learning.