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MOL: Food for Thoughts

“Critical thinking is thinking about your thinking while you’re thinking in order to
make your thinking better”

Richard W. Paul – How to Prepare Students for a Rapidly Changing Worlds (2012)

On reflecting into this critical thinking perspective: the learning context of our current
educational system demands us to reconstitute our mind set regarding the art of our
thinking, in order to render better teaching services to our learning clientele – our
students. To engage into critical thinking provides us with a reachable horizon through
looking at the real learning needs of our students in relation to the range of our capacity
to response to those needs. Critical thinking is a conscious and continuous valuation and
evaluation of the things that we know – those things that we really know, actually know,
possibly know, and consequently the things that we do not know. As educational
advocates and facilitators, we have to persistently engage into deepening our
understanding of the matters of our thinking and its contents, that is - mastering of our
thinking processes and their substances; so as to provide our students with clear
direction on how they could also develop their power of critical thinking. We have to be
reminded with this basic dictum: “nemo dat quod non havet” – “you cannot give what
you do not have”.