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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

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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?

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Cybersecurity talent: thinking outside the 'technical proficiency' box

Cybersecurity talent: thinking outside the 'technical proficiency' box ... sound problem-solving recommendations based on critical thinking processes.


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“Students needed to have some environmental savvy and also just critical thinking skills to apply what they know about geography and how it impacts ...


Health care: Kansas teen pregnancy rates dropping

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Authors of PEP textbooks making adjustments to meet new demands of education sector

It is intended to provide a better and more complete profile of students' academic and critical-thinking capabilities, at the end of primary-level ...


Civil society, army officers speak for Indo-Pak peace

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Three work skills vital in the future

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The news that wasn't

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Plant Sciences: Opening new avenues to students

... such as literature, history and philosophy where they could have their own narratives and where context would play a role in critical thinking. People ...


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This week, our first place winner on the insightful side is Pixelation with a response to the AT&T executive bragging about the company's misleading ...


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Now, anyone who applies one iota of critical thinking to the situation or is even remotely well-versed in comic book storytelling knows death is nothing ...


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Thinking Critically About “By, With, Through” in Syria, Iraq, and Beyond

Editor's Note: In the years since 9/11, the United States has waged war around the globe. It has often done so, however, “by, with, and through” local ...


J-STEM Grows: Science with a Jewish Twist

“We feel STEM thinking is Jewish thinking,” KBA Principal Rachel Zivic said. “A cornerstone of Judaism is critical thinking. Additionally, Judaism ...


New aviation program brings different approach to education

... to bring a more integrated and hands-on approach to education and puts value on skills such as critical thinking and collaboration among students.


Here are top employment skills needed in 2019

... "human" skills, such as originality, initiative and critical thinking, are very much needed as technology continues to advance and automation grows.


Toronto Maple Leafs: The Alternate Reality of the Reasonable Fan

This might seem crazy, but its a foundation concept of critical thinking: results vary. You get better predictions about the future from focusing on process ...


'Everybody's BS Alarm Should've Been Blinking Red' On BuzzFeed Scoop: Michael Smerconish

“No amount of wishful thinking should ever trump evidentiary analysis and critical thinking, but that's what happened.” A key paragraph, he pointed out, ...


NATA 2019: Registration process begins January 24

... sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability. The score card from this test is valid for two years from the year of appearing.


Letters for Sunday, January 20, 2019

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