Critical Thinking

The 5th C? Curiosity, Questions, and the 4 Cs

« For American Workforce Training, Look to the German Model | Main<p><i>Editor's Note: Today, Andrew P. Minigan, Education Project and Research</i> …

Teaching

A Civilization Devoid of Critical Thinking Cannot Defeat Islamic Terrorism

RUSH: Back in April, an ISIS supporter attack in Paris, Champs-Elysees, a couple weeks before the French elections — by the way, have you heard what …

Conservative POV

Engaging With Contrary Evidence

In researching how best to prepare students for new-media literacy, I’ve come across the term <i>confirmation bias</i>—the tendency that all human beings …

Teaching

The True Purpose of the University

Yale University’s president recently provided a window into the modern university’s self-conception—an understanding embraced by both liberals and …

Education

A Question Good Critical Thinkers Ask - Part 1

Source: Eduard Kurzbauer / The Dispute / Walters Art Museum / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain<p>A good critical thinker asks smart questions - …

This Skill Is Not Taught in School, But It Hugely Affects Our Success in Life

Everybody makes bad decisions. Some people, however, are more capable of making better decisions that inch them closer to success. These individuals …

Learning

How Socrates taught me to talk to developers

When it comes to "most valuable tools for untying mental knots and figuring things out," two items appear at the top of my list.<p>The first is this …

Management

IMar Critical Thinking Academy

The purpose of <b>IMar’s Critical Thinking Academy</b> is to help bridge the technical skills and critical thinking skills gap.<p>Enrollment in this course will …

Learning

3 Reasons to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills Today

Critical Thinking and Your Future<p>Here at IMar Learning Solutions, we are always focused on the future and how we can help you improve in your career …

Literacy

African universities must take a critical view of knowledge and how it's made

Most universities boast “centres” or “institutes” designed to announce their strengths in a certain field. But there’s more to it than that: when a …

Philosophy of Science

What Do Students Do in Clinics?

<b>May 17th, 2017</b> / By <b>Deborah J. Merritt</b><p>Douglas Kahn has posted an article criticizing the “proliferation of clinical and other experiential courses” in …

Law

Rethinking Critical Thinking With the Help of Carl Sagan

Let's face it, when more than half of undergraduates believe that a full moon causes people to behave oddly, when two-thirds of them believe that …

Critical thinking skills: 5 strategies to make you a more successful decision-maker

When faced with a decision, we often talk of our instinct, intuition or even “gut feeling” on a subject, and while our initial instincts on a topic …

Leadership

“Motivated ignorance” is ruining our political discourse

Talking with a political opponent is almost as unpleasant as getting a tooth pulled.<p>If you ever thought, “You couldn’t pay me to listen to Sean Hannity / Rachael Maddow / insert any television pundit you violently disagree with here” — you are not alone.<p>A study, recently published in the <i>Journal of</i> …

Psychology

How to Think Quickly yet Critically to Make the Right Decisions

Do you have problems making decisions?If yes, don’t worry, as this is a very common issue.Despite having to make thousands of decisions everyday, …

Happiness

A Little Bit Of Fake News Could Be Good For You

It turns out that throwing more facts at people isn’t the full answer to alternative facts.<p>As a psychologist researching misinformation, I focus on reducing its influence. Essentially, my goal is to put myself out of a job.<p>Recent developments indicate that I haven’t been doing a very good job of …

Climate

Nurturing Critical Thinkers in a Post-Truth World

Social change is a nebulous and frightening topic. What is it exactly? Who is in charge of deciding the objectives for change? How is social change …

Social Change

7 key reference points for navigating the post-truth era, alternative facts, and fake news

<i>This article is the first in a series from the Post-Truth Initiative, a Strategic Research Excellence Initiative at the University of Sydney. The series examines today’s post-truth problem in public discourse: the thriving economy of lies, bullshit and propaganda that threatens rational discourse</i> …

Alternative Facts

010 - Critical

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Information Security

Trump’s ‘Dangerous Disability’? It’s the Dunning-Kruger Effect

We’re all ignorant, but Trump takes it to a different level.<p>Last week, behavioral researchers at Brown University held a colloquium titled “Analytic thinking, bullshit receptivity, and fake news sensitivity.” At an informal gathering afterwards, the conversation turned to the …

Donald Trump

Colleges aren't coddling students by teaching them how to handle disagreeable situations (essay)

Very few issues in higher education have captured the attention of commentators across the political spectrum over the past few years like the …

Education

Characteristics of Critical Thinkers and How to Be One

Studies show that critical thinking leads to increased creativity, enhanced work performance, and a lowering of negative life experiences.[1]And …

Finding What's True

By Zachary Herrmann<p><i>Zachary Herrmann will receive his Doctor of Education Leadership degree later this month at the Harvard Graduate School of</i> …

Education

The Role Of 'Alternative Facts' In Personal Branding

, CommunityVoice<p>Shutterstock<p>Recently, the term “alternative facts” made headlines during an interview between Kellyanne Conway, President Trump’s counselor, and Chuck Todd, the moderator of NBC’s <i>Meet the Press</i>.<p>Conway labeled some of the information given in Sean Spicer’s press briefing as …

Branding

The 3 Must Have Soft Skills to Impress Your Employer

<b>The X-Factor=Soft Skills</b><p>If you have been following the wave of changes due to the technological disruptions caused by Industry 4.0 then you know that …

Problem-solving

Are You a Victim of the Skills Gap?

Finding the Job Skills Sweet Spot<p>In Francesca Levy and Christopher Cannon’s job study, <i>The Bloomberg Job Skills Report: What Recruiters Want</i><i>,</i> …

Learning

A List of 8 Learning Reflections That Promote Critical Thinking

The use of learning reflections in a classroom is a powerful practice for any modern learner. Students are usually frank and honest in their …

Pedagogy

22 Years Later, Carl Sagan's Rules for Beating Fake News Still Hold Up

The degree to which fake news influenced the 2016 election is still up for debate, but there’s no denying that the proliferation of inaccurate facts …

Fake News

Atul Gawande can’t believe how illogical the American Health Care Act is

A bill “no one would ever propose as a sane solution.”<p>Surgeon, New Yorker writer, and top health care wonk Atul Gawande unleashed a devastating critique of the American Health Care Act as House Republicans are poised to pass it.<p>The bill would replace Obamacare with a plan that would cut taxes for …

Health Care

Getting Critical About Critical Thinking

Remember that scene from the ’90s film <i>Reality Bites</i> in which Wynona Ryder was given the chance to quickly define <i>irony</i> to land a sweet gig? The …

Teaching