A good read:
' This article won't change your mind' from The Atlantic.
'The facts on why facts alone can’t fight false beliefs'.
Anybody that is looking for information to make the case for critical thinking in a curriculum within higher education should read this article of Martin Davies in the Conversation of November 22.
The article contains a lot of useful information and links.E.g.: ' A 2015 report by the Foundation for Young Australians claims demand for critical thinking skills in new graduates has risen 158% in three years. This data was drawn from an analysis of 4.2 million online job postings from 6,000 different sources in the period 2012-2015.'
Martin Davies has written some other interesting articles on critical thinking and critical thinking & argument mapping:
In this issue of the Rationale Newsletter:
Please let Spanish speaking educators in your network know that Rationale is now also available to Spanish speaking students.
Let us know if you have suggestions for corrections or improvements to the available translations.
About religion & critical thinking: Atheists and Agnostics Are More Reflective than Religious Believers: Four Empirical Studies and a Meta-Analysis.
'Does Mindfullness Enhance Critical Thinking?' A post of Michael Hogan in Psychology Today.
Another post of Michael Hogan may be of special interest: Critical Thinking and Real-World Outcomes: 'Critical thinking is critical for life success.'
Matthew Rappel (Hong Kong Island IS): 'Rationale is exactly what is needed for the IB - ATL program because you can develop these skills with Rationale in an integrated way in a whole curriculum’.
When you have suggestions for interesting posts, please let us know.
The Rationale team