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Critical Inquiry and Pedagogy at NYU-Shanghai

NYU Shanghai faculty share their pedagogical philosophies and classroom experiences in applying Critical Inquiry.

Critical Inquiry Videos

Applications to the Real World & Actionable Knowledge (Video 5 minutes, 25 seconds)

For transcript, please view on NYU Stream.

Quotes on the applications to the real world and actionable knowledge

Brookfield, S. (2012). Chapter 1 (“What is Critical Thinking”) and throughout the book

…what I understand as the basic process of critical thinking. This entails (1) identifying the assumptions that frame our thinking and determine our actions, (2) checking out the degree to which these assumptions are accurate and valid, (3) looking at our ideas and decisions (intellectual, organizational, and personal) from several different perspectives, and (4) on the basis of all this, taking informed actions.

Full text on application