Originally posted at educatedtodeath.com
Why teach critical thinking if not for revolution?
Revolution is change, transformation, innovation.
It’s a concept that is inevitable if people learn to think, learn to learn, learn that they are the creators of culture. Critical thinking embraces the individual power to create, collaborate, question, reinvent, and so forth. When we teach or help learners develop their critical thinking, we are not teaching revolution in the political or economic sense, though either of those may come; rather, we helping learners revolutionize their own consciousnesses.
Revolution of consciousness is far more threatening than political or economic revolution because it is permanent, sustainable, decentralized, humanizing, and is multifactorial.
As teachers, as humans we must strive for this sort of revolution. The world belongs to those who own their own minds.