I ran a discussion on Thursday on the analysis of an article by an art historian. I wanted them to critically asses the article. It’s a pretty good article, with an interesting thesis. They all disagreed with it.
That is fine.
But it got me wondering. Do students equate critical thinking with disagreeing with a thesis? Do they think that if you agree with it, you are not thinking critically about it?
Any thoughts about this out there in McDaniel Faculty Land?