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Critical Thinking in the News


Critical thinking will become a dominant force in the world only when,
and to the extent that, critical societies emerge.



Articles, Interviews, and Updates by Our Fellows:


ThinkTech Hawaii's Interview with Dr. Brian Barnes "Igniting Criticality and Creativity" - November 23, 2021

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Alison Morrow's Interview with Dr. Linda Elder - April 27, 2021

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Forthcoming Book Announcement - January 21, 2021

Dr. Linda Elder is currently authoring a book with the working title, Critical Thinking Therapy. Release is expected in 2022. To read more on the topic of Critical Thinking Therapy, click here.


New Book Release - January 15, 2021

Dr. Gerald Nosich's new book, Critical Writing: A Guide to Writing a Paper Using the Concepts and Processes of Critical Thinking, is available now in multiple formats. Orders can be placed with Rowman & Littlefield here.


Moneywise Guys Interview with Dr. Gerald Nosich - October 4, 2018

Click here to hear the hosts of the Moneywise Guys podcast interview Dr. Gerald Nosich.


Michael Frank of Life Lessons Interviews Dr. Gerald Nosich - August 30, 2018

Click here for a transcript of Michael Frank's interview with Dr. Gerald Nosich.


Critical Thinking for Everyone's Dr. Brian Barnes and Dr. Patty Payette Interview Dr. Gerald Nosich - August 9, 2018 on Forward Radio

Click here to hear Dr. Barnes and Dr. Payette of Critical Thinking for Everyone interview Dr. Gerald Nosich.


Critical Thinking for Everyone's Dr. Brian Barnes and Dr. Patty Payette Interview Dr. Linda Elder - July 26, 2018 on Forward Radio

Click here to hear Dr. Barnes and Dr. Payette of Critical Thinking for Everyone interview Dr. Linda Elder.


Think Bigger Think Better's Paul Gibbons Interviews Dr. Linda Elder - December 15, 2017

Click here to listen to Paul Gibbons' interview with Dr. Linda Elder.


See Dr. Elder's report to congress on Critical Thinking & Child Education.

View the report here...

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  • Report to Congress on Critical Thinking & Child Education


  • Our View on the Common Core Curiculum
    Editorial by Linda Elder 

    Does the Common Core Advance
    a Rigorous Conception of Critical Thinking?

    For those connoisseurs of human folly, the Common Core standards fray is becoming intriguing. Up until recently, when New York educators raised ruckus, we were increasingly being led to believe - through the usual propaganda - that critical thinking is the “hallmark” of the Common Core and of Common Core classes….

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  • Does the Common Core Advance a Rigorous Conception of Critical Thinking?


  • "Essentials of Citizenship for a Complex, Interdependent World: Critical Thinking and Ethical Values" by Paula Fraser - 

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    "Achieving critical mass" by Linda Elder, Published in Times Higher Education - Read the Full Article

    "Reason to live" by Linda Elder, published in Times Higher Education - Read the Full Article

    "I think critically, therefore I am" by Linda Elder, published in Times Higher Education - Read the Full Article

    "Are you a critical thinker" by Linda Elder, published in The Christian Science Monitor - Read the Full Article

    "An Absence of Critical Thinking," in which author Allan Levine quotes Linda Elder, published in The Globe and Mail - Read the Full Article 

    "How to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills and Make Better Business Decisions,” which quotes Dr. Linda Elder, published in Entrepreneur Magazine - Read the Full Article


    Teaching Kids to Think Critically in the Age of Standardized Testing

    Teaching Kids to Think Critically.   Listen to the podcast interview   on BAM Radio network with Linda Elder, Frank Kell and Maureen Kelleher.   

    Download the (Audio) Teaching Kids to Think Critically





    THINKING ABOUT THE NEWS:  APPLY YOUR CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS!

    For business entrepreneurs to make the best decisions possible, they need to be able to think critically and quickly pick out flaws in their processes that might harm their business, their customers or their employees. But this isn't as easy as it sounds.

    When we think through a problem, our thought processes are naturally colored by biases, such as our points of view or our assumptions about the situation. Each of these biases affects our reasoning.

    The following article examines how the use of critical thinking can help entrepreneurs to overcome these innate biases and make better decisions. Take a look, then share some tips/suggestions of your own on our Facebook page.


     

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