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Paper or tablet? Megan Trace

Do students lose depth in digital reading?

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.
If you think about it, producing graduates who can think critically is good for any society. From www.shutterstock.com

Working together for critical thinking in schools

The ability to think critically benefits individuals and societies. Why, then, is it so rare for critical thinking to be taught in schools?
Something to ponder – how to teach critical thinking. Brittany Randolph/Flickr

How to teach all students to think critically

All first year students at the University of Technology Sydney could soon be required to take a compulsory maths course in an attempt to give them some numerical thinking skills. The new course would be…
The delivery of factual information is a necessary condition to change minds, but it is not always sufficient. shutterstock

Why facts alone don’t change minds in our big public debates

Whether discussing vaccination, climate science, the state of the budget or educational reform, it is common to hear calls for “the facts”. The appealing simplicity of the word “fact” is instrumental in…

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