Developing Tools To Improve Critical Thinking
As a society, we need to do far more to give young people the tools to think critically.
In the current debate over “fake news,” people forget that fake news isn’t all that new. Gossip might as old as language itself. Nor is fake news going away with the rise of every nimble forms of social media.
We can all learn to be better critical thinkers, however, and the Foundation will fund efforts to better integrate critical thinking in our daily lives. It will conduct surveys and opinion polls, lead its own research, and support the work of university-affiliated scholars.
The Foundation will also develop practical tools for parents, teachers, employers and others interested in cultivating a capacity for critical thinking.
Currently, we have a set of videos and a research paper titled “The State of Critical Thinking.” Please sign up for our newsletter to hear about future papers and releases.