Critical Thinking

SenseMaking: Problem Solving vs Problem Creating

<b>Making sense of the world we live in is an essential skill for survival yet it’s one that’s often overlooked in popular leadership and business</b> …

Analytics

The quiet war on science |

Researchers and academics around the world are in the crosshairs of an assault on the worth of the scientific method. Here’s how to stand up for …

Climate Change

Theatre teaches students empathy, critical thinking

“And that improves your outlook in life — the ability to give more, and to take more, as well.”<p><b>2. Team spirit</b><p>Being part of a theatre production also …

Education

New Discovery Shows Why We Don't Listen to Facts

In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide …

Psychology

Critical and Creative Thinking - Curriculum

Level A (students with disabilities)<p>Level A Description<p>In Level A, the curriculum focuses on exposing students to choice making, reasoning and …

Pedagogy

#DigiLitSunday: Critical Thinking

Additional posts at Reflections on the Teche<p>So I had a week’s worth of thinking about this topic after Margaret Simon proposed it last week in a …

Education

Critical Thinking With Unreliable Picture Book Narrators - GeekMom

The other day on a library outreach visit, I brought a bag of bear books to a small preschool class. I <i>told</i> them it was a bag of bear books, but then …

Parents put high value on critical thinking, creativity

February 25, 2017 5:00 AM<br>Singaporean parents largely agree that exam smarts are out, and critical thinking, creativity and emotional intelligence are …

Creativity

Do we need a new kind of economics?

The widespread public suspicion of economics and economists should be obvious to anyone who cares to notice. It is a disenchantment captured well in …

Economics

Obstacles to Practicing Professional Ethics in Real Life

I love teaching ethics. Eager and dedicated graduate students develop critical skills. It is a pleasure to read their papers and final exams, in …

Psychology

4 Strategies To Support Digital Responsibility

Innovative educators have the opportunity to promote, participate in, and model intelligent discourse in face-to-face and digital interactions. This …

Education Technology

Intelligent Boards Know Their Limits

Understanding mental biases and the extent of their own knowledge can help board directors make effective decisions.<p>The advent of the internet has …

Governance

Teach Today's Kids to Spot Tomorrow's Fake News

One piece of news that Americans seem to agree on is that we live in an age of fake news. Views vary, however, on how to combat the problem.<p>Here's a good place to start: in school and at a young age. Research shows that giving children the intellectual tools to assess the credibility of information …

Education

Critical Thinking: Do Critics Matter? (Part Deux)

<i>Anghus Houvouras on critics and whether they matter…</i><p>Last year I attempted to answer a question that feels asked as often as opinions about film are …

The Science Of Deduction

Let's agree to the fact that we are familiar with Sherlock Holmes and are aware of his methods of deductive reasoning. Despite being a fictional character, created by Arthur Conan Doyle in the 19th century, Sherlock Homes revolutionized the art of reasoning/detection, and converted it from art into …

Sherlock Holmes

Want to be a better critical thinker? Here’s how to spot false narratives and “weaponized lies”

This weekend on <i>Face the Nation,</i> White House chief of staff Reince Priebus defended US president Donald Trump’s declaration that the American press is “the enemy.” “Certainly we would never condone violence,” Priebus said. “But I do think we condone <i>critical thought</i>.”<p>Add Priebus to a long list of …

Emotions and Critical Thinking

My emotions are telling me something.<p>Let’s say you’re about to give an important speech to a large audience. You’re nervous and your palms start …

Shifting Your Assessments To Grow Higher-Level Thinking

<b>Shifting Your Assessments To Grow Higher-Level Thinking</b><p>by <b>Beckie Stobaugh,</b> TeachThought PD Workshop Facilitator<p>Contact TeachThought Professional …

Pedagogy

Teaching Our Kids Real from Fake

My 8-year-old daughter recently became frustrated as she struggled with an assignment that asked her to memorize the location and spelling of all 50 states.<p>“Why do I even need to memorize this?” she complained. “I can just Google the location and spelling of any state whenever I need it.”<p>I paused …

Education

Thinking Like a Lawyer: IRAC For the Real World - The Girl's Guide to Law School®

<i>Today, we’re thrilled to welcome Keri Clapp, professor and tutor for the Law School Toolbox and Bar Exam Toolbox, to talk about a very important</i> …

Education

Critical Thinking

How Do We Know?<p>Believe it or not, there are several different ways of knowing things. While we may not spend a significant amount of our days …

Fake news and neurobabble: how do we critically assess what we read?

With unprecedented access to news and knowledge, how do we make judgements about what we read? Neuroscience news is a case in point<p>In an era of fake news and alternative facts, it seems as if our collective ability to critically assess information is starting to falter. We have unprecedented access …

Research

Critical Thinking: The Systems Thinking Approach

Our Systems Thinking Approach® is a fundamental and systemic way of critically thinking that allows us to effectively change the way we think to …

Pedagogy

Pizzagate and Kahneman, two great flavors etc. - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

<b>1.</b> The pizzagate story (of Brian Wansink is a Cornell University business school professor and self-described “world-renowned eating behavior expert …

Psychology

To Build Students' Critical Thinking Skills, We Need to Give Them a Platform

« The Secret to Building Great Ed-Tech Products? Getting Teachers Involved | Main<p>| No comments<p>By Shona Rose<p>When I teach writing, many of my students …

Pedagogy

Win First Seconds Of A Job Interview And Ride Tailwind Of Confirmation Bias

In the movie <i>Sliding Doors</i> we see Helen’s (Gwyneth Paltrow) life go one way when she catches a commuter train, but completely another in the parallel universe where the train doors just close before she boards.<p>From a tiny deviation, the “butterfly effect” leads to an entirely alternate life paths.<p>If …

Employment

Can I Learn to Think More Rationally?

The short answer is yes: you can learn to think more rationally but only <i>about specific subjects</i>. Enhancing rational thinking overall is much more …

The Brain

8 Methods for Effectively Improving Student Communication Skills

Communication is an important skill for every modern student to master. Advances in digital media, changing career landscapes, and greater …

Pedagogy

Critical Thinking in the “Fake News” Era

People of Earth, you’re starting to worry me. During a time where real, honest to goodness, truthful information is available, many of you are …

Journalism

My Entire Math Book Is DOK 1 - Teacher Tech

I taught High School math for 14 years. In looking back at the curriculum my district used, it was almost entirely DOK 1 and a little DOK 2. In other …

Education Technology