It is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Critical thinking is one of the most important aspects of learning. During the Bush administration, America started the policy of No Child left behind. This policy created a more national agenda to education and converted the education process into something that was more common across the spectrum.
The result was that more people were learning how to memorize and then regurgitate whatever it was that they were learning come test time. But education is so much more than the ability to master a group of facts. Education requires critical thought in order to take the information that is being learned and utilize it in the course of one’s daily existence.
How many times have you seen a movie and felt that the book was better? There are many reasons why the book is better than the movie, but contemplate that a movie has been put through many critical thought processes in order to give you a simulation of the book. Why then is the book better? There are many answers to that question, ranging from deeper storyline, greater range of character dynamics to explore, going deeper into the mind of the characters, and so much more. But, I think the greatest of all the reasons why a book is better than the movie is because your mind transposes the words into a world that you envision.
In the course of interpreting a massive amount of words into an imaginary world full of circumstances, your brain filters all of it through your ability to envision, to feel empathy, commiserate and cheer for the protagonist to succeed. There is a part of you that is living the curiously through that protagonist has your mind contemplates the choices the protagonist is making well they are making them.
Critical thinking delivers the results for countless problems in life. Solutions to difficult situations and much more. If the world is going to succeed, it will certainly be by standing on the shoulders of critical thinking and embracing it for everything that it is worth and making it the pillar of our education process.
Have a wonderful Tuesday!😊