Meet The College That Launched A Certificate In Critical Thinking

Meet The College That Launched A Certificate In Critical Thinking “As more and more tasks and jobs become automated,” Berkowitz says, “being able to think critically is becoming an increasingly valuable skill that can set you apart and put you on the path to higher levels of leadership.” Photo Credit:GETTY A growing number of colleges and

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Can Software Help People Build Better Arguments?

Can Software Help People Build Better Arguments? When it comes to teaching critical thinking, argument maps are more effective than many other interventions. Photo Credit: GETTY Want to help students build better arguments? There’s a map for that. While just about everyone agrees that critical thinking should be learned in school, the actual teaching of better reasoning is

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Are You Doing Enough Critical Thinking? Probably Not: Forbes

Are You Doing Enough Critical Thinking? Probably Not Demographics play a big role when it comes to engaging in differing opinions. Photo credit: GettyGETTY The internet makes it easier than ever to spread disinformation, and from Twitter to 4chan to the local neighborhood list-serv, it seems like every day brings a new set of hoaxes,

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A New Front In The War Against Fake News: Kids : Forbes

A New Front In The War Against Fake News: Kids Through careful instruction, young people can become more media literate. The key is focusing on the way in which kids learn to become robust critical thinkers. Photocredit: GettyGETTY Can children identify fake news? A growing number of organizations believe that the answer is a resounding

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How to Develop Student’s Critical Thinking Skills : Forbes

To Develop Students’ Critical Thinking Skills, Ask Them To Conduct Scientific Research An An evaluation of a student-research project conducted by biologists at Stanford University found that the experience helped shift undergraduates’ conceptions of what it means to “think like a scientist,” from novice to more expert-like. Photocredit: GettyGETTY For decades—for centuries, in fact—students have been

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How Critical Thinking Improves Life Outcomes : Forbes

How Critical Thinking Improves Life Outcomes An 11th grader at Capital City Public Charter School discusses food sustainability during an environmental science class.IMAGE COURTESY OF ALLISON SHELLEY/THE VERBATIM AGENCY FOR AMERICAN EDUCATION: IMAGES OF TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN ACTION We all know the types. The Ivy League professor who lost her driver’s license because she

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The Best Defense Against Fake News

The Best Defense against Fake News In a world full of conflicting, misleading, and even intentionally deceptive claims, there’s an urgent need for people to engage in critical thinking — and our schools need to teach thinking skills early. Many schools and organizations have been working to develop students’ critical-thinking capacities in recent years, and

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