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Colton Cutchens

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How much of a right do students have to questioning and independent thinking?

What is your opinion on how much students should be allowed to question? Do they have the right to question if they may see a logical fallacy? If so, how far are they allowed to question it? Why?

In addition: I understand teachers try to allow students to question, but sometimes are limited by the administration (and/or bureaucracy). Why is this?


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    Jan 3 2013: As a recovering victim of US public education, I naturally say students have every right to question.

    (no thanks to Public Education) I have learned “How” to question and that is what proper education should teach and not just how to memorize. Google has eliminated the need for employers to hire those you know known facts, it is the creative and problem solvers that is needed in this changing world.
    The first part of know how to question is full understanding the question and to that end I have to ask you what is you end goal of you question? My reply will vary greatly depending on the contest of the question.

    For example my profession is creating floor plans and maps, now when someone ask for a floor plan of building “X” I need to know their end goal. The floor plans I create for students and teacher are very different than those for carpenters or plumbers. Also sometimes they are needed to figure out the sq. footage of a room and it is better to just tell them the sq. footage. What format is needed? Well you get my point, knowing how, what and when to question is important.

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