News tagged with critical thinking

Beliefs and attitudes can influence reasoning

In multiple studies investigating how people learn, Dr Matt McCrudden, an Associate Professor in Victoria's Faculty of Education, found that high school and tertiary students of similar age and reading ability were interpreting ...

Jan 23, 2014
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Fostering critical thinking via assessment

Critical thinking skills have been identified as learning outcomes expected of students. Teaching towards developing thinking skills is quite recent, attempts are observed to find ways to infuse critical thinking into the ...

Feb 07, 2013
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Fields for feelings

While some people experience great benefit when visiting churches, mosques and similar holy sites, she notes that others get a similar reward from crop-circle tourism. Enthusiasts refer to the circles as ...

Nov 26, 2012
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Trust not always a good thing

Citizen groups acting as consultants to industry would do well to hold onto a little healthy mistrust to keep debate and critical thinking alive, says a University of Alberta researcher.

Dec 07, 2010
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The new myths of gifted education (w/ Podcast)

More than 25 years after myths about gifted education were first explored, they are all still with us and new ones have been added, according to research published in the current Gifted Child Quarterly (GCQ), the official journa ...

Nov 02, 2009
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Teaching intangibles with technology

Teach students some facts, and they learn for one exam at a time. Teach students to think and they learn how to learn for the rest of their lives. Ambitious work from European and Israeli researchers is making it easier to ...

Jan 05, 2009
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