Critical Thinking

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Education by Metaphor

Sep 19, 2013 by Tessa Carter |

Professor Robert Frost on poetry and education.

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The Fall 2013 Issue of Academic Questions Is Out

Sep 13, 2013 by Tessa Carter |

The fall 2013 issue of AQ features "critical thoughts in critical times."

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What Were They Thinking?

Jul 13, 2012 by Peter Wood |

The platform committee of the Texas Republican Party backs away from its support of "critical thinking."

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Two Kinds of Critical Thinking

May 08, 2012 by AILACT |

A reply by the board of a scholarly organization to Peter Wood’s Comments on “Critical Thinking.”

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Wall-Chart Wisdom

Jan 17, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood praises vintage illustrated botany and zoology wall charts as reflecting an antidote for postmodern epistemological malaise.

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Some Critical Thoughts

Jan 13, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood argues that “critical thinking” in the humanities has come to mean uncritical orthodoxy.

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Some Critical Thinking for 2012

Jan 09, 2012 by Steve Balch |

What can higher education do to help equip Americans for informed citizenship?

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Can You Drop It on Your Foot?

Jun 02, 2011 by John Maguire |

A college writing professor urges students to avoid "abstractitis" and use concrete nouns.

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Moralism and Sustainability

May 19, 2011 by William H. Young |

Universities should prepare students to draw responsible rather than moralistic conclusions. Sustainability ideology, however, encourages people to make decisions based on personal or collective moral intuition, not critical thought.

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Some College Students Really Do Learn Critical Thinking

Mar 16, 2011 by George Leef |

In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call,  Professor David Clemens discusses the general failure to teach college students critical thinking — despite the fact that many schools trumpet that as one of their goals… Continue Reading | 5 Comments >

The Cultural Contradictions of Sustainability

Mar 11, 2011 by William H. Young |

The sustainability movement aims to prevent expansion and propagate utopianism. Yet its advocates promote the spread of their ideas and seek "real change" in the real world. Higher education should train students to perceive the… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Mission: Preparation

Feb 24, 2011 by Peter Cohee |

Activism-as-learning begins before college, through the influence on schools of groups such as Facing History and the Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation. What are we preparing students for?

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Intellectual Diversity or Nonsense?

Oct 28, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

"Our classroom has become an arena for the free exchange of ideas in which everyone's opinion is welcomed and respected." But should everyone's opinion be welcomed and respected? Is that what intellectual diversity means?

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Is There Ever Any “Critical Thinking” About Social Justice?

Oct 22, 2009 by George Leef |

In this article, Ashley Thorne discusses the continuing vitality of the "social justice" crusade on many American campuses. I'd be willing to bet my last dollar that in these "social justice" programs, students are never led… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Paglia’s Scimitar

Sep 10, 2009 by Peter Wood |

The feminist-lesbian-leftist calls higher education out as a "rote regurgitation of hackneyed approved terms."

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