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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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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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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Big Tech Is Still Profiting From 9/11 Conspiracy Theories, 20 Years on

Big Tech Is Still Profiting From 9/11 Conspiracy Theories By David Brennan in Newsweek May 25, 2021 As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, several large tech companies are still making money from widely-debunked conspiracy theory content about the terror attack that is distressing to survivors and families of the victims. YouTube, Google, and Apple

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Why COVID-19 conspiracy theories persist

Why COVID-19 conspiracy theories persist The Associated Press April 6, 2021 As the world struggles to break the grip of COVID-19, psychologists and misinformation experts are studying why the pandemic spawned so many conspiracy theories, which have led people to eschew masks, social distancing and vaccines. They’re seeing links between beliefs in COVID-19 falsehoods and

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Media literacy in the age of disinformation

Media literacy in the age of disinformation “This Matters” podcast by the Toronto Star Jan. 15, 2021 What happened at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 was the culmination of years of conspiracy theories and falsehoods. Some say the threat of another such uprising remains as we continue to live in a digital “echo chamber” —

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