People today are confronted with a vast amount of information. Knowledge is exploding and various points of view and theories are put forward. Teachers realize the need to teach critical thinking about what they are hearing on TV and in social media. Often we have to ponder long and hard about different points of views and theories to come to some at least tentative conclusion.
One good book, if I may be so bold is ” Critical Thinking and Higher Order Thinking: A Current Perspective” which I have recently edited. It features chapters by Linda Elder, Gerard Casey of Ireland, Colin Hannaford of Oxford, England, Belle Wallace, Past Editor of Gifted Education International, also in England, Bruce Gans, David Moshman of the University of Nebraska, Diana Sheets, Donald C. Elder III, Enoch Hale, Rush Cosgrove, Slava Kalyuga, John Baer, Tammy Lynne Moore, Margaret Kirby and Gregory Schraw and Antonio Gutierrez, and Jen Glaser.
All of these individuals are regarded well in their respective fields. Indeed, many of them have written articles , books, and delivered workshops and lectures around the world.