Critical Thinking

Manual testing has no future, manual testing has no past. It never existed!

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>In case I never stated it clearly enough on the pages of my blog, because I am normally saying this when I speak at …

Usability

Good engineers make terrible leaders

There is no definitive formulation of wicked problems<p>The information needed to understand the problem depends on one’s idea of solving it. (Is this …

Book review | Critical Thinking, by Tom Chatfield

This generation of school-age students is bombarded with an overabundance of information. Social media, the decline in trust of print media, and the …

Literacy

The Science of Why We Deny Science and Reality - Chris Mooney

<b>Chris Mooney:</b> It’s great to be with you to dis­cuss the sci­ence of why we deny sci­ence and real­i­ty. In oth­er words what is it about our brains …

Frank Zappa

Why Incompetent People Think They’re Amazing: An Animated Lesson from David Dunning (of the Famous “Dunning-Kruger Effect”)

The business world has long had special jargon for the Kafkaesque incompetence bedeviling the ranks of upper management. There is “the Peter …

Culture

How The Greatest Minds Solve Problems: Thinking Partners

Source: Wikipedia Commons / Public Domain<p>In 2011 Dan Sperber and Hugo Mercier, two French social cognitive scientists published a paper that stirred …

Charlie Munger

Students Float Their Boats At Saw Mill

The project fostered creativity and collaboration while reinforcing problem-solving and critical thinking skills.<p><b>From North Bellmore Schools:</b> As part …

New York City

How do you teach critical thinking when the norm is not to question?

By Loren Clarke, Esther CareAustralia’s response to the need to develop students’ 21st century skills is found in the Australian Curriculum’s general …

Literacy

Discussions - Discussion

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Wine

Do You Make These Thinking Errors?

Have you ever made a decision that seemed illogical looking back? We’re all highly illogical beings even though we think the opposite!<p>Every person …

Psychology

5 Bitcoin Fallacies: Bitcoin Bears

In the financial world right now, one can either have a reasonable discussion, or “discuss” Bitcoin, but not both.<p>This is the first of a two-part …

Business

Why Argue? Disagree to Increase your Personal Power Instead. Part 2 in the Change My Life series

You argue when you both decide the other person is wrong. Two people are needed to argue, yet stopping an argument actually only requires one.<p>You …

Self-improvement

Reliable Sources: Promoting Critical Thinking in the [Mis]information Age

Information cannot always be trusted. Despite popular opinion regarding the devastating impact of the Internet on the modern age, the inherent …

Literacy

Talmud: How a 1500-Year-Old Subject Teaches Critical 21st Century Thinking Skills

When learning Talmud, history and geography suddenly come alive as generations unite and converse in one classroom.

Literacy

Yes, We Can Define, Teach, and Assess Critical Thinking Skills

| No comments<p><i>By Jeff Heyck-Williams, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Two Rivers Public Charter School</i><p>While the idea of teaching critical …

Literacy

What’s so critical about Critical Thinking?

The whole idea of a democratic application of skepticism is that everyone should have the essential tools to effectively and constructively evaluate …

Learning Through Engaging With Nature

In this video, preschool teachers explain the importance of exploring the outdoors in early childhood education. Outdoor exploration allows children …

Outdoors

How to Think Critically About the Al Franken Accusations

Today’s lesson in how to think rationally and with intellectual consistency: A whole lot of people on my Facebook timeline are making arguments and …

Al Franken

Prof Tetlock on predicting catastrophe, keeping your politics secret & when experts know more than you

Prof Philip Tetlock is a social science legend. Over forty years he has researched whose predictions we can trust, whose we can’t and why – and …

Program teaches children how to protect themselves against online predators

With every new app, new game, new online friend, parents try to keep up with the technology that is constantly evolving.<p>Keeping up with kids' …

Parenting

BBC Learning English - Go The Distance: Student Life – Critical thinking

Go The Distance: Student Life – Critical thinking<p>Explained byRuthHumanities student<p>In partnership withThe Open UniversityExternal<p>1. Thinking critically in your studies<p>Explained byRuthHumanities student<p>In partnership withThe Open UniversityExternal<p>Welcome back to Student Life – the series where we …

Literacy

To think critically, you have to be both analytical and motivated | Ars Technica

You need more than just critical analysis skills—you need to value using them.<p>In a world where accusations of "fake news" are thrown around …

Literacy

35 Psychology-Based Critical Thinking Strategies

35 Psychology-Based Critical Thinking Strategies by Sara Briggs, opencolleges.edu.au Have you ever considered letting your students listen to …

Literacy

Research Finds That Intellectual Humility Can Make Us Better Thinkers & People; Good Thing There’s a Free Course on Intellectual Humility

We may have grown used to hearing about the importance of critical thinking, and stowed away knowledge of logical fallacies and cognitive biases in …

Culture

Career Readiness: What Skills to Teach So Your Students Are Prepared

Recently there have been reports of a big gap between what students are learning in schools and the skills they need to be successful in life. As a …

explicit

Reflect before you leap

“I never thought I’d get in trouble for doing what I thought was the right thing,” lamented Sally. “I believed my boss would appreciate me getting …

Psychology Term Paper on Critical Thinking

It is a pyschology term paper which discusses do’s and don’ts of critical thinking process. Critical thinking is the creation of a mixture of a set …

Psychology

Critical thinking challenges societal norms

Over 400 people attended the Florida State University College of Social Work conference, Critical Thinking and Civil Discourse About Social Problems: …

Mental Health

The Case for General Education - DesignIntelligence

Accrediting Board study shows that architecture students benefit from liberal arts studies on the job and in higher learning.<p>In 2013, the National …

Education

How citizen investigators can collaborate on crowdsourced fact-checking

It can be hard to know what is true online. Propaganda and misinformation have a much longer history than the internet, of course. But the rapid …

Emotions