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August 2009

I think critically, therefore I am

Times Higher Education - by Linda Elder

Teaching students to read and understand a text properly is essential to their intellectual survival in a complex world... Read the Full Article



Ideology and education

DAWN.com
This ideology of learning is devoid of any critical thinking. Thus students find no motivation to reflect and reinterpret a phenomenon. ... Read the Full Article



Liberal Arts education: why it still matters

The Patriot-News - PennLive.com
... many CEOs are looking for employees with the attributes that a liberal arts education instills: critical thinking, clear communication, collaboration, ... Read the Full Article



Our education system cheats blacks, here's why

Muncie Star Press
Any medium by which the essential skills of critical thinking, independent reasoning and intellectual freedom can be conveyed to the minds of young students ... Read the Full Article



Critical thinking and how faith can lead to bad decisions

Examiner.com
When we "have faith" we allow ourselves to grab an armful of beliefs, hop right over our critical thinking filter, and accept them without contest. ... Read the Full Article



Yuma High educator to teach in Iraq

Yuma Sun
"Students there don't have critical thinking skills. They've always learned by rote memorization. We want to provide teachers with a forum of how they can ... Read the Full Article



Luther President Torgerson calls on college to exercise its ...

Decorah Journal
Traditionally Luther has fared well in studies that measure student writing, critical thinking, and civic engagement. A randomly selected group of last ... Read the Full Article



The Importance and Challenges of Universal Media Literacy Education

MediaShift
The bill recognizes that, in order to prepare students for the modern workforce, education must go beyond core curricula and teach "critical thinking and ... Read the Full Article



The Academic and Career Advisement Center gives students a taste ...

SLCC Globe Link (subscription)
The critical thinking and research process is a vital skill every student should acquire. "If they [students] don't have an answer we will give them enough ... Read the Full Article



Miss. Making Civil Rights Part of K-12 Curriculum

BET
... in which students act out civil rights protests such as the Montgomery bus boycott, improving their critical thinking and social interaction. ... Read the Full Article



Cost of education too high when result is ignorance

Salt Lake Tribune
Not only because writing seems to be a forgotten art but also because common sense (even critical thinking) is missing with some, though definitely not all, ... Read the Full Article



Teaching, learning and the Internet

Jakarta Post
... enhanced with leading-edge technology; and the ability to develop leadership and critical thinking skills, character and moral values in students. ... Read the Full Article



Many immigrant students face special challenges in high school and ...

Examiner.com
Learning critical thinking skills creates another difficult challenge to overcome, as many world cultures still teach and learn by rote memorization. ... Read the Full Article



Using Technology as Our Teacher

U.S. News & World Report
... helping students better understand the material covered electronically; they'd pause the presentation to ask questions and to prompt critical thinking. ... Read the Full Article



Schools teaching parents

Whitecourt Star
He works with school divisions across Canada , the United States and the Caribbean to embed the critical thinking in teaching from kindergarten to ... Read the Full Article



Clueless: The Dept. of Education Fails Again

Huffington Post
... with the possible exception for the teacher who devoted hours and hours to rote learning rather than including in the curriculum some critical thinking. ... Read the Full Article



Skepticism 101: how to think, not what to think

Examiner.com
Legitimate psychic predictions, however, would stand up to scientific testing and critical thinking. If clairvoyance is real, a psychic should be able to ... Read the Full Article



Skepticism 101: how to think, not what to think

Examiner.com
Legitimate psychic predictions, however, would stand up to scientific testing and critical thinking. If clairvoyance is real, a psychic should be able to ... Read the Full Article



Environmental education gets a push in Congress

Mother Nature Network
... math — even though research shows that exposure to the natural world helps students develop critical thinking and social skills, and boosts achievement. ... Read the Full Article



A KZOO radio talk show focuses on community and fosters critical ...

Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Critical thinking is all about looking at yourself." "Any society that doesn't look at issues critically is doomed," Tanabe adds. "Look at Enron. ... Read the Full Article



Ethnic Studies in our universities- is it colour-blind?

Malaysia Today
... students who are afraid, self-censoring, inarticulate, intellectually shallow, incommunicable, and in need of creative and critical thinking skills? ... Read the Full Article



BOCES Faculty Promotes New Approach To Education

Jamestown Post Journal
The following are all seen as skills that are essential for students to be successful in the 21st century economy: critical thinking and problem-solving ... Read the Full Article



Oxbridge squeeze on triple-A students

Independent
Questions are to be made harder next year to test critical thinking skills and an A* grade will also be on offer. "I wouldn't be totally surprised if [the ... Read the Full Article



Discovery learning vs. teaching to the test

Examiner.com
There is not enough time spent on higher level thinking, problem solving, and critical thinking. Opponents of standardized tests say that “it simply ... Read the Full Article



Interpreting cartoons helps teach analytical thinking

Payson Roundup
Kisler admitted that the Bill of Rights could be dry, so this is a way to “liven up the topic” and teach critical thinking at the same time. ... Read the Full Article



How would teachers fare on global stage?

Jakarta Post
Critical thinking skills, inter-cultural communication skills, information technology competencies, to name but a few, are some of the demand of today's ... Read the Full Article



Educator Proposes Engaging The Whole Mind

North American Press Syndicate
These activities help students develop creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. They help young people think outside the box," added Dr. ... Read the Full Article



A Plea for More Critical Thinking in Design, Please

Fast Company
For reasons that are difficult for me to identify, it seems that the design industry lacks any real form of critical thinking. By that I mean a careful and ... Read the Full Article



How will state budget cuts affect education?

FayObserver.com
Will the teaching of critical thinking skills be part of the process? Will teachers have the flexibility and materials to create the best learning ... Read the Full Article



Fresh Ideas: Critical thinking: Separate fact from opinion

Nevada Appeal
Edward Glaser, writing over 60 years ago, called the sifting and evaluating of information “critical thinking.” It seems to be missing from many adult ... Read the Full Article



No education, no life

Socialist Worker Online
So it's like you're learning critical thinking and communication skills, then you turn around and use those skills to organize in the community. ... Read the Full Article



What Do School Tests Measure?

New York Times
Mastery of reading and math, in particular, are significant because they provide the gateway to higher learning and critical thinking. ... Read the Full Article



New Assault on Critical Thinking and Academic Dissent in Ward ...

Dissident Voice
The jury verdict was a welcome development, and a setback to the forces who are working to suppress critical thinking on campuses, and in society. ... Read the Full Article



The Challenge of Comparability

Inside Higher Ed
... work from capstone courses on a set of rubrics, finding in fall 2008 that students averaged a 2.16 on communication and 2.50 on critical thinking. ... Read the Full Article



What Do School Tests Measure?

New York Times
Mastery of reading and math, in particular, are significant because they provide the gateway to higher learning and critical thinking. ... Read the Full Article



Civics in the classroom

Examiner.com
In my last article on education, I mentioned the need for critical thinking educationi, but neglected this important aspect of needed education reform. ... Read the Full Article



Scores Are Up, but Criticism Continues

New York Times
... as critics question whether an overemphasis on developing test-taking skills is overtaking more valuable lessons in critical thinking. ... Read the Full Article