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April 2008 News

How to improve education? Resist straitjacket of standards; make ...

DesMoinesRegister.com, IA
At the same time, they allow students to delve into the messy world of critical thinking that rigidly accurate and inflexible standards documents ignore. ... Read the Full Article



Guest viewpoint - Professor applauds alternative perspectives on ...

The Ranger, TX
Their survey reflects what employers already know: A liberal arts education equips graduates with skills they need to be successful, like critical thinking, ... Read the Full Article



Program gives second chance at higher ed

Chicago Maroon, IL
... the Odyssey Project offers first- and second-year courses in five humanities subjects—literature, US history, critical thinking and writing, philosophy, ... Read the Full Article



When schools nurture civic responsibility we all win

Great Falls Tribune, MT
According to these studies, the participating students persist to graduation at higher rates and show greater improvement in their critical thinking and ... Read the Full Article



A little too liberal: college stifles the not-so-leftists

NYU Washington Square News, NY
On the one hand, every student ought to be exposed to opposing views; this seems essential to the development of solid critical thinking. ... Read the Full Article



Failure to Fail

Walrus Magazine, Canada
And too much critical thinking might undo the mighty engine of consumption... or, for that matter, an increasingly privatized university system where the ... Read the Full Article



Curriculum and assessment

Jamaica Observer, Jamaica
... critical thinking, problem-solving, social and interpersonal skills (5) spirituality and morality (6) the goal of a most highly literate and numerate ... Read the Full Article



The Foundations of General Education

Inside Higher Ed, DC
... do not seem to be well-founded in data,” Saundra Oyewole, a professor of biology, tells students during her class on Critical Thinking About Disease. ... Read the Full Article



In Teaching Composition, 'Formulaic' Is Not a 4-Letter Word

Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)
... the five-paragraph formula is not to reject formulas as such, but to look for ones that more closely capture the way critical thinking really operates. ... Read the Full Article



Turning Student Discontent Into Deliberation

Inside Higher Ed, DC
I began with modest experiments connecting the rhetorical and critical thinking requirements of Michigan State’s general education writing course to ... Read the Full Article



Is Social Media an Impediment to Problem Solving?

Marketing Pilgrim, NC
And does this loss of desire lead to a future lack of critical thinking when it does come to solving the more challenging questions? ... Read the Full Article



Opening up, or dumbing down?

Berkeleyan Online, CA
“The answer lies in teaching the art and science of critical thinking. Maybe we need to do more of that so people can make better use of this information. ... Read the Full Article



Modern way to preserve history

The Asian Pacific Post, Canada
An innovative project combining arts with modern technology will serve as a multidisciplinary platform for critical thinking and dialogue around online ... Read the Full Article



THE BELIEVING GAME — Peer editing demands a desceptively simple ...

Bates Magazine, ME
... principles of what Elbow calls the “believing game,” best understood as the complement and opposite of critical thinking, or the “doubting game. ... Read the Full Article