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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?

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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?

Letter: Keep it transparent

The point is, critical thinking, in any case, does not exist, and decisions are emotional, either within or outside the processes. The processes should be ...


ETHOS Center Boosts STEM Learning For Students, Teachers

"The ability to solve problems, work collaboratively and think critically -- we know -- is important for employers in the Elkhart area, and really, across the ...


English medium doesn't help

... assigning open-ended problems and problems requiring critical or creative thinking that cannot be solved by following textbook examples, involving ...


USF Sarasota-Manatee goes back to school by stepping into the future

As part of its back to school training for faculty and staff, the campus combined futuristic, hands-on technology with critical thinking. Imagine being able ...


Ball State To Remove Papa John's Name From Business Program

He had hoped to bring Schnatter to campus for conversations with students about “race relations and critical thinking.” Hall says Schnatter was willing ...


Free One Day Classes Offered to Parsippany Residents at CCM

... supply chain, finance for non-finance professionals, QuickBooks, email etiquette, Six Sigma, public speaking, social media and critical thinking.


Ball State board votes to cut ties with John Schnatter

“The Board had hoped that the situation would provide a learning opportunity regarding race relations and critical thinking. We respect and appreciate ...


A Lie Detection Expert Talks About The Importance Of The Free Press

Now, we'll look at how the combination of instincts, critical thinking and a free press can protect us against bias and misinformation. The brain evolved ...


Parent Connection: Don't move hurdles for your kids

What skills? Critical thinking. Problem solving. Working well with others. Not being touchy or defensive. Moving from mere obedience to self-discipline.


Why it's so hard to resist #fakenews

They said parents teach children to role play and when these kids reach adolescence they should have developed critical thinking skills that help them ...


Readers react to free press editorials from nation's newspapers

Years ago I watched the film "Evita" and saw Peron's men destroy a newspaper that was critical of the regime, and I thought "thank goodness that can't ...


On the Critical Use of Forms: Handy Tools With a Few Exceptions

Instead, I argue that an attorney must think critically when using forms, ensuring that all defenses and objections listed are arguably supportable by ...


Main Street: Engaging in strategic thinking crucial to leadership

One of the most important aspects of critical thought is called strategic thinking. As an adjunct business professor at Olivet Nazarene University in the ...


Just Read the Book Already

In her paeans to deep reading and its power to engender critical thinking, “wherein different possible interpretations of the text move back and forth, ...


Is there a cure for pessimism?

Being hopeful about the future is often the best path forward, though skeptics apply better critical thinking skills, helping them avert potential dangers.


Am I a Hypocrite If I Shield My Child From the Digital Tools I Help Create?

I'm also a mom with the very vital job of keeping my 5-year-old alive while trying to teach him how to be a socialized, empathetic and critical-thinking ...


Union County College Receives $1.5 Million Grant from National Science Foundation

The mission of the project is to develop students' critical thinking skills through the research opportunities. The goal is to motivate each student to ...


Letters to the editor, Aug. 16

It fosters critical thinking. (You don't get to choose the position, you just get to defend it using data, concrete arguments and a variety of other strategies ...


A-level results 2018: Critical thinking

These are the trend tables for A-level Critical thinking 2014-2018. For other subjects, visit our main subject tables page.


You Value Emotional Intelligence, So Why Don't You Hire For It?

... will be the sixth-most important skill required of employees by 2020, only a little way behind complex problem solving, critical thinking and creativity.


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