For decades, African universities have placed greater focus on what they teach, rather than how they teach it. But the job market now demands graduates that have been taught to think, not regurgitate
Logic, science and critical thinking are working miracles for non-believers.
Your ideas are not immune to criticism just because you express them with sincerity: people are worthy of respect, ideas are not.
It's not what you think you know, but how you can justify your knowledge that is most important.
When it comes to facts versus opinions, just remember that not all facts have been true, and not all opinions should be dismissed either.
We're living in a time of rapid transformation in terms of what's required for a country's workforce. Design thinking is one way to prepare graduates for these changing times.
Maths occupies an eminent place in global schooling assessment criteria not just because of its content, but for the skills that are taught and developed alongside it.
Being a good critical thinker is a desirable and highly-sought after trait for getting a job in today's economy. But are universities actually teaching this skill effectively?
There's a big difference between science and pseudoscience. But if people don't understand how science works in the first place, it's very easy for them to fall for the pseudoscience.
If you've ever felt confused then you're not alone. But knowing how to deal with confusion can help us to learn new things.
A large number of adult learners are going back to community colleges to acquire new skills. Are they acquiring the skills necessary for today's technology-rich job environments?
Not voting can have serious consequences regarding the kind of society we end up living in. Disengagement can mean a lowering of quality of life.
Controversial arguments and ideas should be listened to and open to public scrutiny. Only then can we expose those ideas found wanting and lacking any credibility.
With the surge in e-books and digital devices, one concern has been whether students are learning as much. Research shows that some crucial elements of learning are indeed being lost.
It's easy to attribute the wrong cause to a mysterious phenomenon. But science has some tools to help you avoid these attribution errors.
Why has the political debate become such an uninspiring event today? It's difficult to find someone political who wants to genuinely argue for their position.
Donald Trump has been known to spread misinformation. This gives us a great opportunity to hone our critical thinking skills.
How often have you been urged to use common sense during an argument or a debate? The problem is, common sense is an unreliable indicator of truth.
It is those who know how to think nimbly, creatively and responsibly that end up building extraordinary careers.
To prepare teachers for the 21st century, we need to reform the way we assess children.