Critical Thinking for Future Practice: Learning to Question

  • Franziska Trede
  • Celina McEwen


Critical thinking can be used for many different purposes. For example, it can be used to develop technico-instrumental, specialized expert knowledge, and it can also be used to remind learners and teachers that specialized knowledge and instrumental skills have limits and need to be complemented by other, broader sets of skills. In this chapter, drawing on the critical theory of Habermas and other critical theorists, we discuss the latter purpose of critical thinking.


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