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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?

May 05, 2018

this is a test news post

By: anon

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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?

Canyon Crest Elementary School in Fontana gains national honor

... a national advocacy group that encourages educators to infuse technology into their curriculum, incorporating the 4 Cs of education: critical thinking, ...


Letter: Celebrate youth art

Skills strengthened by art education include problem solving, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, confidence, and cultural awareness, just to ...


Temple hosts global teacher exchange sponsored by Department of State

“In Vietnam, there is a focus on examination-oriented teaching, but here, it's more about service learning and critical thinking skills. I have so many ...


ENMU Double Major Plans to Preserve Documents as a Historical Archivist

The political science and history double major says she chose her political science degree because it allows her to "further develop my critical thinking ...


Young Women in New York: Audition This Saturday for a Free Entertainment Boot Camp

WEEN judges are looking for the following: Young women who have critical thinking skills, creativity & exceptional knowledge about the entertainment ...


Nancy Conradt: Candidate profile

Using broadness of offerings in format, point of view, and cultural diversity, aiding in the development of literacy, critical thinking, and good citizenship.


Teaching Empathy in a World That Creates Religious 'Others'

They find the class to be timely; this course arrives for them amid an American and global climate fertile with obstacles to critical thinking. Though my ...


Greenwich students count up STEM awards

The fair seeks to attract students to careers in mathematics, science, and engineering as they develop critical-thinking and public-speaking skills.


Kentucky Museum to present 'Political Bandwagon'

The exhibition aims to educate visitors on how candidates market themselves and their ideologies, while exploring the importance of critical thinking ...


Texas A&M's Hall receives AHS Great American Gardeners award

Through his teachings, Hall hopes to guide his students' abilities to reason and exercise critical thinking skills in any situation, he said. His goal is to ...


Physics teachers meeting set for March 29-30 at UNG

Smith created physics lab experiments that focus on critical thinking, and ... has shown critical thinking labs improve students' experimentation skills.


3 tips for using automation in your business effectively

It is used best as a way to ease the burden of minutia, to supplement critical thinking and analysis, and to empower your workforce to take on even ...


Iowa History Month: Taking of the past so we can share it with the future

Students sift through documents, photos and artifacts to sharpen their critical-thinking skills. Owners of historic homes or businesses recognize that ...


Muir: Critical thinking on energy more significant than ever

In 2019, critical thinking on energy will underpin consumer and political choices. If Jason Kenney is elected premier in Alberta, all other western ...


Apple is going to educate the US and Europe on how to avoid fake news

Apple has announced that it is to support initiatives in the US and Europe that seek to improve media literacy. The aim is to "encourage critical thinking ...


Better Agriculture Through Education

Erin McGlumphy works for the South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension as the new 4-H Youth Program Adviser for Fall River and Custer ...


Students get to 'Know Your Government'

“All students come away with a one-of-a-kind, in-depth experience of state government and skills related to critical thinking, problem-solving, effective ...


Getting into college is up to the student, not the parent

The rhetoric from applicants' parents is not new: “Do you think that my ... of their identity through a series of experiences that require critical thinking, ...


Marine Science Center raises $140K

... offer them what Boire deemed unique hands-on experiences in the marine sciences, emphasizing active exploration, critical thinking and reflection.


Remaking Higher Ed From Within

They are developing a unique work-study program to credential their STEM students in hard-to-assess skills like critical thinking to help them stand out ...


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