Professor Karl E. Weick (University of Michigan) recently published an article in the Journal of Management Education that discusses how management professors should rethink how and what we teach. However, his implications for teaching excellence applies to all of us who want our students to learn critical thinking. We teach our students the tools, skills, concepts, and theories of our subject matter. The trick, according to Dr. Weick, is to teach them when to "drop" what they have learned in order to adapt to changes in organizations, the environment, technology, or society.
I plan to make the article required reading for my management students this fall.
You can access Dr. Weick's article here: Download drop_your_tools.pdf