Video Series: Current Educational Issues Publisher: Foundation for Critical Thinking Length: 56 minutes Format: VHS or DVD
Additional Information About: Critical Thinking and the Basic Elements of Thought
In this tape Yehudi Webster argues that the traditional model of education, which assumes its purpose is to prepare students for jobs, should be replaced by a model which emphasizes the role education can play in producing happy, well adjusted people. Webster sees the elements of thought as effective tools for achieving this new purpose. Topics include: student attitudes toward education, how social problems affect classroom dynamics, the historical approach to education, the relationship between reasoning and writing, and student and teacher evaluations.