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The Cure For Pseudoscience? Clear Thinking

The Cure For Pseudoscience? Clear Thinking A study released this month maps out a potential solution to the problem of pseudoscientific beliefs, showing that rigorous critical thinking lessons can reduce specious convictions. Photo credit: Getty More and more people believe in pseudoscience. Today, 50% of all Americans think that people can have ESP. Many argue that witches—and telepathy—are real …

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The Problem Of Groupthink: How To Encourage More Independent Thinking

The Problem Of Groupthink: How To Encourage More Independent Thinking According to a study released earlier this year in Teaching and Teacher Education, an emphasis on the teaching of bold reasoning varies widely among countries and continents.  Photo credit: GETTY When I need to make a big decision at work, I often turn to team members for help. But I …

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Meet The College That Launched A Certificate In Critical Thinking

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 …

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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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U.S. Military Leaders Want Soldiers To Think Critically, Not Just Follow Orders: Forbes

U.S. Military Leaders Want Soldiers To Think Critically, Not Just Follow Orders Since the Millennium Challenge, some branches of the military have revamped their educational programs to emphasize more effective forms of reasoning.  Photo credit: Getty The term “conventional warfare” has been outdated since at least the late 1960s, and today, some of the U.S. military’s …

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Why France’s Best Mathematician Is Optimistic About Critical Thinking: Forbes

Why France’s Best Mathematician Is Optimistic About Critical Thinking As a teacher, Villani has found math to have similar effects on students. The topic gives young people a way to think more effectively. Math is a laboratory for better thinking. That is the argument of Cedric Villani, one of the world’s most famous mathematicians. In 2010, at …

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