Critical Thinking

I work in Kuwait, where there's very little 'critical thinking' tradition in high schools because of the centrality of Islam. Typically this results in major transition issues for our 1st-semester students, and I've struggled to find ways of helping students make sense of 'Western academia', whatever that is.

But just recently I found this video on critical thinking...

At times its producer comes across as a bit of an evangelist of athiesm, but I've successfully used the vid in quite a few workshops etc. and it has sparked a lot of good discussion on different approaches to creating and consuming information. I make no attempt to force students into critical thought patterns, but the importance of adapting to one's surroundings is generally implicit in these discussions, and I've seen a lot of students go through something of an epiphany in them.

Great vid.

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