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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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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?

$50000 grant provides mentors to combat misinformation

“By helping students build their critical thinking skills, they will be better equipped to succeed in college in general and writing in particular.”.


Marjory Stoneman Douglas Advances in $2 million dollar National STEM Contest

“The STEM class triggers creative thinking, very open-ended questions, where the students really have ... That critical thinking is what life is all about.”.


From Dirty and Dark to Gleaming, Futuristic and Intellectually Challenging

By connecting academic activities to the real world, students are building important creative reasoning and critical thinking skills that manufacturers ...


Tyburn Academy: You are what you read

Does it build intellect and produce critical thinking skills? Does it support writing skills by enhancing vocabulary? Does it build virtue? Does it provide a ...


Bonneville names four finalists in superintendent search

“These skills are commonly referred to as 21st Century skills and include characteristics like critical thinking, problem solving, media and information ...


5 Habits Of Strategic Thinkers

Critical thinking can land you in hot water when you start asking inconvenient questions or making suggestions that challenge the status quo. But you ...


Marshall Plan Talent Grants To Help Local Students & Communities

Skills to be included in training will be communication, collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking and creativity. The Stockbridge program also ...


Risk Training Across Industries

By including critical thinking, communication, and relationship skills in the curriculum, trainers help the employees cement the new knowledge and ...


Enhancing and developing scientific minds among students

In this way, science is one of the most important subjects for students because it gives them the critical thinking skills they need to excel in every ...


Children's author holds reading for elementary students

I think, to some degree, it promotes critical thinking, because her fear is imagined. It's not a fear of something tangible, it's a fear of something she has ...


Who knew? Philosophy catches fire on YouTube

Northern Illinois University philosophy professor Geoff Pynn thought the ... script and performed the audio for the first WiPhi video on critical thinking.


Your kids believe in Santa? A scientist says to tell them to stop it.

In this case, “magic” is code for “things that we know not to be true, and that defy any attempt at critical thinking or understanding the laws of nature, but ...


Truth is the First Casualty of Global Warming

Climate change seems to freeze our capacity for critical thinking: we are too eager to believe the problem is far worse than science shows, and ...


The Enemies of Freethought

Critical thinking is an ongoing process. ... expand this combative role, and that we consider freethought to be an evolution in thinking beyond atheism.


Wood Cellar Manager - Mixed Fermentation

We encourage dissent, critical thinking, and an ongoing desire to improve. Our number one stated goal is to make the best beer in the world and serve ...


Picture book challenge had Bentley students reading in record numbers

"This deep immersion in the story allows students to really engage with a story and develop their critical thinking skills about the story. Picture books ...


From Novice to Expert Through Preceptorship Programs

Knowledge and critical thinking are just some of the skills nurses need to assess patients' symptoms and know the difference between a simple case ...


College, JBS team up to offer leadership training

Mobile Escape co-founder Paul Harvey said success in his simulators depends on critical thinking, communication, collaboration and cooperation ...


Kinbu Senior High's Enoch Ahu is Science Olympiad Champion

The task of the competition consisted of critical thinking objectives, problem-based theory and practical questions from Biology, Chemistry, Physics ...


Humor, Humility are hallmarks for Dysart High teacher

I'll ask [the students], what's the first step in avoiding a trap? Know the trap exists. That idea of critical thinking, that no matter what they do in life, if they ...


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