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As media are reflections of our collective values and character, they are also potentially significant in helping us shape and alter our individual views. Thus, we have provided links to some of the news, discourse and critique that contextualizes critical thinking in media as they alter and illuminate our times follows. Articles are of mixed quality and significance and we leave it to the reader to assess them.
We invite you to comment on each article, to rate each one using a scale of 0-5 "thinker's," and to post any chosen article to your ConneCT page as you wish.

Use the intellectual standards presented in the criteria corner to judge each article. Here are some questions to guide your thinking in judging the quality of the reasoning in each article:
  • To what degree is the article clear?
  • To what degree does the article include information that is accurate and relevant?
  • Is there sufficient information in the article to judge whether the position taken in the article is reasonable in context?
  • If the issue in the article is deep and complex, are the complexities properly dealt with?
  • If the issue is broad, entailing multiple viewpoints, are these points of view articulated and fairly treated?
  • Has any significant and relevant information been excluded that should have been included?
  • Has any relevant viewpoint been left out or distorted in the article?

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In this section we bring to you many of the articles on critical thinking being generated online each day. We do not vouch for their quality. Many of these articles will suggest that critical thinking is being fostered in a given context, but we ask you to judge for yourself whether and to what degree this is true, based on the information and reasoning provided. Other articles will focus on the theory of critical thinking itself; again you will need to judge the quality of the theory, since there are many misconceptions of critical thinking in human societies. Some articles will argue against the very idea of critical thinking. Again you will need to be the judge.

Use the intellectual standards presented in the criteria corner to judge each article. Here are some questions to guide your thinking in judging the quality of the reasoning in each article:
  • To what degree is the article clear?
  • To what degree does the article include information that is accurate and relevant?
  • Is there sufficient information in the article to judge whether the position taken in the article is reasonable in context?
  • If the issue in the article is deep and complex, are the complexities properly dealt with?
  • If the issue is broad, entailing multiple viewpoints, are these points of view articulated and fairly treated?
  • Has any significant and relevant information been excluded that should have been included?
  • Has any relevant viewpoint been left out or distorted in the article?

CCIU Kids Voting Program gets underway

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Lester Holt Tells Students Not to Be Afraid of Healthy Debate… 'Our Ideological Differences Have ...

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What World-Class Companies Know About Lease Administration

Peters shares, “Attention to detail, domain expertise, critical thinking and process management knowledge continue to be top skills that lease ...


STEM programs redefine learning at Jewish day schools

The inquiry-based approach encourages curiosity, questioning, and critical thinking that connects STEM education and Judaism to the everyday world ...


Federal support for study to combat online hate speech and radicalization

MediaSmarts focuses on increasing critical thinking skills among children and youth through digital and media literacy programs. Its project Pushing ...


5 tips to improve your critical thinking

Improving your critical thinking usually means leaving your comfort zone for new horizons. Here are five tips to help you become a better ...


Building bridges: Lisa Munoz is 'go-to' person for immigrant students at Hawkeye

“The world is large, but it's also much smaller than we think. We're ... I think it helps enhance critical thinking skills and builds empathy,” Munoz says.


Youth urged to preserve peace as Rwanda marks International Peace Day

Rwandan Minister of Youth Rosemary Mbabazi urged youth to think critically on what they are told and what they read especially on social media ...


Fulbright scholar wins extension to work with nonprofit in Bulgaria

BEST is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing Bulgarian students an inclusive and supportive space to practice critical thinking, public ...


Expand Your Workforce to Include The Deaf Community

Because people with a hearing loss problem solve their way through a hearing world every day, Deaf individuals often bring that same critical thinking ...


Why teachers should embrace digital devices in the classroom

Integrating digital devices into classroom learning would also offer an opportunity to instil in students the critical thinking they'll need to safely navigate ...


Meet The Wife And Wife CoFounders Of Camp Brave Trails, An LGBTQ Youth Leadership Camp

“Sometimes,” says Kayla, who was not a strong student, “School doesn't tell you that emotional intelligence and other things like critical thinking are ...


Technology introduces students to OKC bombing history

"This AR interactive experience not only helps tell our story, but challenges curiosity and encourages critical thinking, allowing students to become ...


The Reader: Education is essential in preventing extremism

Whether it be exploring Britain's political system and shared values, developing critical thinking skills in history, meeting students from different ...


Letter to the editor | Computers don't have all the answers

Whatever happened to using our God-given intuition, deductive reasoning, critical thinking and processes of elimination? Why is everyone so content ...


Why Should Learning English be Paramount for Future Leaders?

It provokes you to ask questions and think logically, to analyse and assimilate information. These are critical thinking skills, that can be strengthened ...


EMS given Homeland Security grant to buy heart monitor

However, we must apply critical thinking and utilize a regional approach to allocate money based on need and greatest public safety impact.".


Live music back at TiNA

... Critical Animals, bringing new and diverse Australian voices in writing, performance, visual arts, critical thinking, and music to the Newcastle CBD.


Invigorating student life in India

“There was a strong need to expose professors to learning techniques that they could use in the classroom that improved students' critical thinking,” ...


Singapore Says It Needs Foreign Tech Talent

“We need to use an inquiry-based approach to teach students how to exercise critical thinking,” he said. “It used to be 'knowledge is power.' Now ...


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