Promoting critical thinking by putting the Good Soldier Schweik in charge

How can we expose more people to critical thinking?
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Promoting critical thinking by putting the Good Soldier Schweik in charge

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:23 pm

Efforts grow to help students evaluate what they see online (AP)

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction.

Lawmakers in several states have introduced or passed bills calling on public school systems to do more to teach media literacy skills that they say are critical to democracy. The effort has been bipartisan but has received little attention despite successful legislation in Washington state, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Mexico.

Several more states are expected to consider such bills in the coming year, including Arizona, New York and Hawaii.

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Analysis: They will do as good a job of it as they teach reading.
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Re: Promoting critical thinking by putting the Good Soldier Schweik in charge

Postby Witness » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:51 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Analysis: They will do as good a job of it as they teach reading.

I'd wager two things about schoolteachers (from my experience):
– a lot of them are bored by their subject (or even hate it) and will gladly embrace any different activity/discipline where they have, at best, experience from some hobby;
– they form one of the most credulous social classes (mostly because they "mean well").

So your thread title is spot on. :mrgreen:


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