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- A nice Philosophy of Mind summary
- The power of categorical logic
- What exactly is the scientific method and why do so many people get it wrong?
- Paralympic athletes faster than olympic athletes — what does this tell us about difference?
- Logic: if + then = why? How can we understand the power of logic?
- How do we ensure we are exposed to new ideas? A parody with bite.
- A Life of Meaning (Reason Not Required) – What is the nature of our relationship with reason?
- Can you name this cognitive bias?
- By what measures can we value human life?
- Teaching philosophy improves standardised scores
- Are we in control of our own decisions?
- Neuroscience and education: myths and messages
- Free will is not as free as we think – and that’s ok.
- Where’s the Proof in Pseudoscience?
- Science in the lead?
- If you've nothing to hide.....Secrecy and the Open Society
- The dilemma of giving
- When Should Science be Censored?
- A Useful Introduction to Critical Thinking Skills
- Theory of Knowledge - Sense Perception
- Burka ban a headache for a liberal society
- Free Will and the Mob
- Philosophy of Mind Questions
- Teaching philosophy improves standardised scores
- The Fallacy of Deepest Offence
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- Life Is Short. That’s the Point.
- The Beast in Me
- Our Hubris Will Be Our End
- Revelation of a Liverpool Soccer Fan
- Our Deepest Condolences
- We Are Merging With Robots. That’s a Good Thing.
- The Humanity We Can’t Relinquish
- There Will Never Be an Age of Artificial Intimacy
- Are We All ‘Harmless Torturers’ Now?
- How We Lost the Sky
- Work and the Transition Myth
- Enabling education for all
- Designing a roadmap to ethical AI in Government
- Businesses must go All In for sustainability
- How do governments add value to society?
- Is there hope for Blackpool?
- Does the UK measure up on food and health?
- A Wider Landscape on Democracy
- Type R and Organisational Resilience
- The New Localism: Think Like a System, Act Like an Entrepreneur
- What Are the Jobs That Immigrants Do?
- Stop Comparing Yourself to Others with These 5 Tips
- Sex, Drugs and Self-Control
- Life at the Improv: The Power of Imagination
- Autism and DDT: What 1 Million Pregnancies Can—and Can't—Reveal
- A Necessary Evil
- An Entirely New Type of Antidepressant Targets Postpartum Depression
- Can Talk Therapy Help People Who Are Unable to Experience Joy?
- Are Boys Better Than Girls at Math?
- Men Who Advocate for Others in the Workplace Face Backlash
- How urban spaces can preserve history and build community | Walter Hood
- How cancer cells communicate -- and how we can slow them down | Hasini Jayatilaka
- What a scrapyard in Ghana can teach us about innovation | DK Osseo-Asare
- Why I fight for the education of refugee girls (like me) | Mary Maker
- The little risks you can take to increase your luck | Tina Seelig
- How teachers can help kids find their political voices | Sydney Chaffee
- How AI can save our humanity | Kai-Fu Lee
- You are fluent in this language (and don't even know it) | Christoph Niemann
- You may be accidentally investing in cigarette companies | Bronwyn King
- Fake videos of real people -- and how to spot them | Supasorn Suwajanakorn
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Category Archives: Critical Thinking
The sum of all knowledge in two books…
There’s a big difference between science and pseudoscience. But if people don’t understand how science works in the first place, it’s very easy for them to fall for the pseudoscience. Source: What exactly is the scientific method and why do … Continue reading
Assuring users that the company’s entire team of engineers was working hard to make sure a glitch like this never happens again, Facebook executives confirmed during a press conference Tuesday that a horrible accident last night involving the website’s algorithm … Continue reading
If philosophy is to stay relevant, it must bridge the gap between feeling, thought and reason. Few would disagree with two age-old truisms: We should strive to shape our lives with reason, and a central prerequisite for the good life … Continue reading
The Fallen of World War II from Neil Halloran on Vimeo. It can clearly be challenging to convey the magnitude of loss after a tragedy, particularly when that number is in the tens of millions, yet that is precisely what … Continue reading
Want to improve NAPLAN scores? Teach children philosophy Latest figures show that student scores in reading, writing, language and numeracy have failed to improve despite schools receiving record funding over the past few years. The National Assessment Program – Literacy … Continue reading
Dan Ariely — One of the most significant of TED talks for understanding how we think.
NATURE REVIEWS | NEUROSCIENCE Abstract: For several decades, myths about the brain — neuromyths — have persisted in schools and colleges, often being used to justify ineffective approaches to teaching. Many of these myths are biased distortions of scientific fact. … Continue reading
Peter Ellerton, The Conversation Contrast this with homeopathy, a field that has generated no discernible growth in knowledge or practice. While the use of modern scientific language may make it sound more impressive, there is no corresponding increase in knowledge … Continue reading
Peter Ellerton, The Conversation What’s particularly disturbing about current science education at the primary, secondary and tertiary level is the almost complete lack of explicit consideration of what I’ve referred to as the “nature of science”. Not only are many … Continue reading
Alex Rosenburg, The Stone. It is often said that we can never truly know the minds of others, because we can’t “get inside their heads.” Our ability to know our own minds, though, is rarely called into question. It is … Continue reading
Exploring the relationship between cognitive skills and the values of inquiry. Grey boxes describe student work. This can be used to generate rubrics. CT Matrix
A model for understanding effective thinking through categorising key educational ideas and examining the relationships between them. Skills Values and Virtues of Inquiry
Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland Belief in a flat Earth seems a bit like the attempt to eradicate polio – just when you think it’s gone, a pocket of resistance appears. … Continue reading
Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland When a group of Australians was asked why they believed climate change was not happening, about one in three (36.5%) said it was “common sense”, according to a report published last year by the … Continue reading
Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland A new paper on teaching critical thinking skills in science has pointed out, yet again, the value of giving students experiences that go beyond simple recall or learned procedures. It is a common lamentation … Continue reading
Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland The old adage that children should be seen and not heard is nothing but wishful thinking. Children are naturally inquisitive and they usually can’t help verbalising their curiosity. Asking “why?” is the most natural … Continue reading
More from Dilbert
Discuss (1) this analogy and the (2) image below. (1) Here is the source article for the analogy. “That’s the thing. The reason why we would be hesitant to endorse it is that – what normal person would be paid to do something so … Continue reading