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When teaching critical thinking, teachers still fall back on old habits ingrained in Indonesian education. This includes a culture of rote learning and “teaching to test”.
We ought to want student essays to reflect understanding, judgment and caring, something beyond ChatGPT.
Answers are all the rage in the information age. However, to become wise we will need to learn to formulate better questions.
Though entrepreneurship of any kind is not easy, it can instil tenacity in the face of adversity. There are lessons here for trainee teachers.
What’s true and what’s not? An expert in media literacy explains how to evaluate information.
You can still tell the truth without ruining everyone’s Easter. Here are some tips.
As we observe with the war in Ukraine, humanities skills are crucial for understanding 21st-century problems.
Today’s journalism students are less likely to find full-time jobs as professional journalists. The craft has become ‘post-industrial’, entrepreneurial and atypical.
Critical thinking means seeking out new information – especially facts that might run contrary to what you believe – and being willing to change your mind. And it’s a teachable skill.
Higher education in the US has been faulted for not requiring students to read and write enough. But is that criticism justified? New research raises doubts.
School teaches us to read a text carefully in order to understand it. But on the web, ignoring information is a survival skill.
From failing to consider the costs of not locking down, to underestimating the role of dumb luck in a pandemic, here are some critical thinking mistakes not to repeat in 2021.
People tend to interpret things through a lens of their pre-existing beliefs. But they are not immune to changing their view, if you treat them with respect and understanding.
Tolerating inquiry is essential even if there are such things as questions no one should ask.
Combating conspiracy theories with correct information is not enough.
Before pilot Charles Taylor and company mysteriously vanished in the Bermuda Triangle in 1945, Taylor had to be rescued from the Pacific Ocean twice.
Gullibility, cynicism, pride, closed mindedness, negligence and wishful thinking. If you can use any of these to describe your reasoning, it’s likely you’re committing a sin of thought.
An academic should be able to use “I” in an essay which offers their point of view. In this way, they take responsibility for their argument.
Critical thinking is being taught successfully in schools and universities around the world. Studies show it improves students’ thinking ability and even their standardised test scores.