You don’t understand what critical thinking is. It has nothing whatsoever to do with ideology, aside from being deigned to dismantle it.’Question authority’ is what critical thinking is all about. Like anything else, it can be abused, but it was certainly not meant to be abused.
Also, I used Jane Elliott’s example as a foundations for critical thinking for a reason — knowledge is not enough if we just talk about it, we need to apply and experience to truly understand.
Here is the link that can help understand what is meant by critical thinking: http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/defining-critical-thinking/766
Here is an excerpt:
A well cultivated critical thinker:
- raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;
- gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;
- thinks openmindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing, as need be, their assumptions, implications, and practical consequences; and
- communicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.