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videos now with Portuguese subtitles

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The two videos on critical thinking that are already on this website can now be seen with Portuguese subtitles. They are already available in this form on You Tube, and will also be on our website shortly. The skills of …
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talk on developing critical and creative thinking

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When I was presenting at the International Conference on Thinking in Wellington, New Zealand, in January 2013, I was asked to speak on critical thinking for a short video. In this video I talk about the central importance of creativity …
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online course in critical thinking

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We have produced an online course in critical thinking. This was developed with a business and management focus, such that most of the examples and exercises use international evidence from business and management. The lead customer has been the University …
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critical thinking in Singapore

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I have recently returned from Singapore where I worked with teachers in high schools, junior colleges, and polytechnics. As usual, there was considerable enthusiasm for critical thinking amongst them, with a high degree of interest in looking at how it …
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videos on critical thinking

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We have created two videos that are available on this site. One looks at the skills that critical thinking provides; the other presents some recent evidence on how teachers should deliver critical thinking to their students, and also looks at …
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free resources for critical thinking now available

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There are free resources for critical thinking now available on this website. At this stage, there’s material for those who wish to use critical thinking in business, for students, and for teachers. There will soon be some sample material for …
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Texas Republicans want to ban critical thinking

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The Republican Party of Texas includes in its 2012 election campaign the opposition to critical thinking. ‘We oppose the teaching of…critical thinking skills and similar programs that…have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs’. So fixed beliefs are good? …
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arguing is natural

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A recent article in ‘New Scientist’ (‘The Argumentative Ape’, 26 May 2012) looks at the idea that humans have evolved as a species in which arguing (making a case) is an essential feature of the way in which we interact …
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online course in critical thinking for business

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If…then will soon be offering a new online course in critical thinking. This will be geared especially to business and management users, whether these are in schools, colleges, and universities, or in companies and organisations. Details and sample material will …
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putting limits on the value of decision-making

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Most congressional hearings in the US do not have a single female witness.
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