Are You Doing Enough Critical Thinking

There’s No Excuse for Not Teaching Critical Thinking

There’s No Excuse for Not Teaching Critical Thinking By Helen Lee Bouygues in Education Post Sept. 27, 2021 Recently, the Reboot Foundation collaborated with researchers from Indiana University to test this theory to determine whether critical thinking skills can be developed through simple, quick classroom techniques and exercises. The results were, in the words of the lead researcher, “really

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Are You Doing Enough Critical Thinking

Improving Critical Thinking May Take Practice

Improving Critical Thinking May Take Practice By Rebecca Koenig in EdSurge Sept. 8, 2021 It turns out that cultivating critical thinking skills can be difficult, even though many educators believe “that’s the point of what we’re training our students to be able to do,” says Ben Motz, a research scientist in the Department of Psychological

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Are You Doing Enough Critical Thinking

Social Media Is a Public Health Crisis. Let’s Treat It Like One.

Social Media Is a Public Health Crisis. Let’s Treat It Like One. By Helen Lee Bouygues in US News July 20, 2021 More than half of people Reboot surveyed acknowledged that their social media use intensified their feelings of anxiety, depression or loneliness. Yet despite recognizing these deleterious effects, only about a third said they

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How to Think About Misinformation: Reboot’s Approach

In recent years, misinformation has become a significant and thorny problem. It has distorted public discourse, thrown democratic processes into doubt, and led to eruptions of violence around the world. At Reboot, we didn’t originally set out to confront or attempt to remedy this growing problem. But as we conducted research into critical thinking and developed resources, it became clear that our work would be closely intertwined with issues of misinformation and media literacy.

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