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Critical thinking and pedagogical license


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Licença pedagógica

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CORCORAN, J. . Critical thinking and pedagogical license. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 22, n. 2, p. 109–116, 1999. Disponível em: Acesso em: 4 dez. 2023.


Critical thinking involves deliberate application of tests and standards to beliefs per se and to methods used to arrive at beliefs. Pedagogical license is authorization accorded to teachers permitting them to use otherwise illicit means in order to achieve pedagogical goals. Pedagogical license is thus analogous to poetic license or, more generally, to artistic license. Pedagogical license will be found to be pervasive in college teaching. This presentation suggests that critical thinking courses emphasize two topics: first, the nature and usefulness of critical thinking; second, the nature and pervasiveness of pedagogical license. Awareness of pedagogical license alerts the student to the need for critical thinking.



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