Newsroom
Newsroom
Welcome to the newsroom. In this section you will find two types of articles:
  1. Featured articles that we, or you, our members recommend, as these articles exemplify or highlight some aspects of critical thinking.
  2. News articles from the web that merely mention the term "critical thinking."
In both sections, we invite you to give your feedback on each article, and rate each one based on the degree to which you believe critical thinking is actually being exemplified or illuminated in the article

In this section we include articles that are commendable or exemplary in highlighting something important about critical thinking theory, how it can or is being contextualized within real life settings, and its importance within academic and professional fields of study. We also include in this section articles that highlight a failure to employ critical thinking, which entail some important implications of this failure. Please send us your suggested articles for this section! Email them to us at communityadmin@criticalthinking.org.

We invite you to comment on each article, to rate each one using a scale of 0-5 "thinker's," and to post any chosen article to your ConneCT page as you wish.

Use the intellectual standards presented in the criteria corner to judge each article. Here are some questions to guide your thinking in judging the quality of the reasoning in each article:
  • To what degree is the article clear?
  • To what degree does the article include information that is accurate and relevant?
  • Is there sufficient information in the article to judge whether the position taken in the article is reasonable in context?
  • If the issue in the article is deep and complex, are the complexities properly dealt with?
  • If the issue is broad, entailing multiple viewpoints, are these points of view articulated and fairly treated?
  • Has any significant and relevant information been excluded that should have been included?
  • Has any relevant viewpoint been left out or distorted in the article?

News is now overwhelming us, as it seems to come from every direction, and is certainly mixed in quality. Indeed the very concept of "news' has changed dramatically in just the past decade. Whereas before we looked to a few major news outlets, as well as alternative news sources, to get some sense of what was happening in the world, today people send out the "news" as they see it, daily through their social channels.

When it comes to getting "news" on critical thinking, the term is now so widespread, it shows up across the political spectrum, and is said to be linked to many ideas, events and institutions that it in no way could be linked and still retain its value and core set of uses.

The articles in this section are included strictly because they include the term "critical thinking." We do not vouch for their quality. Rather we ask you to weigh in on the extent or degree to which any of these articles in fact seems to imply robust fairminded critical thinking, based on the information and reasoning provided. You will find, in many of them, that the term critical thinking itself - how it is being used - is frequently unclear or vague. Further you may find it difficult to determine, from reading the article, whether any critical thinking is actually occurring when it is said to occur. Some authors will argue against the very idea of critical thinking. We look forward to reading your assessments.

When you do run across any article that you believe in fact highlights critical thinking in theory or action - in this newsfeed, or from any other source, please send an email to us to post the article on our featured articles section, if we agree. Send the articles with links, to communityadmin@criticalthinking.org.

Use the intellectual standards presented in the criteria corner to judge each article. Here are some questions to guide your thinking in judging the quality of the reasoning in each article:
  • To what degree is the article clear?
  • To what degree does the article include information that is accurate and relevant?
  • Is there sufficient information in the article to judge whether the position taken in the article is reasonable in context?
  • If the issue in the article is deep and complex, are the complexities properly dealt with?
  • If the issue is broad, entailing multiple viewpoints, are these points of view articulated and fairly treated?
  • Has any significant and relevant information been excluded that should have been included?
  • Has any relevant viewpoint been left out or distorted in the article?

Mendoza: Near perfect

Critical thinking tells us that we need to think it over and over again before we pass judgment, before acting as a reaction to a situation. We need to ...


Is this the America we really want?

How do we envision America's future? Will we embrace education, diversity, critical thinking, pluralism, respect for all? Living in a democracy is not ...


Last Mile Schools: Basic education for all Filipinos

"It will capacitate teachers with the latest, effective teaching strategies so they could develop critical thinking among learners. Critical analysis is to ...


Girl-powered power tools: Program teaches kids woodworking skills

"I was thinking I'll try it, and if I don't like it, I won't do it. ... "It gives them a great experience with all sorts of tools and critical thinking skills that they don't ...


US Consulate, Loyola organise debate

The debate project aims to improve the critical thinking abilities of students and foster a respect for the constitutional values of the United States and ...


Claims Assistant (OA) Job in Fayetteville, Arkansas – Department of Veterans Affairs

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Computer Skills Critical Thinking Customer Service Plan and organize work ...


High School Students Glimpse College Life at WCM-Q

... International School of Choueifat-Doha, said: “I believe that my critical thinking abilities have been dramatically enhanced during my two weeks here ...


Letters to the editor for July 21

One thing I noticed from her first year: She listens intently and when she weighs in, what she offers is critical thinking and leadership. Leadership ...


South African education is appalling but there are answers

... (phonemes) that make up words is critical to learning to read and spell. ... open-mindedness, critical thinking, and knowledge of how to collaborate ...


Transforming the future workforce with rising technology

... be redefined as the workforce will, more importantly, be able to invest time into critical thinking and building employer relationships at the workplace.


NWCX annex program provides new hope for Cottonwood Grove Baptist Church

“Construction is a thinking man's game,” said Thomas. “So these guys here are not just renovating a church, they're gaining critical thinking skills that ...


Student ideas come to life at camp

he asks a camp instructor, who encourages him to think about it logically. ... "My big thing about coding is it's critical thinking," said instructor Kara ...


President University students shines at Taylor's Lakeside Model United Nations Malaysia

The process involves research skills, public speaking, debating, and writing, as well as critical thinking skills, teamwork, and leadership, and each of ...


Avant Halogen Engage Youths On Employability, Multiple Skills

He said it was important for job seekers to indulge in critical thinking and market analysis before choosing career path owing to the disruptive ...


SMART PARENTING: Equipping children with skills for the future

Overall, Malaysian parents value experiential learning as an opportunity for children to hone their creative and critical thinking skills (92.7 per cent).


Opinion: Consumers must ask questions to defeat fake news

We shouldn't need an app for asking critical questions. ... skeptical of intellectual laissez-faire that puts the onus for critical thinking on the latest app.


The Nine Types Of Intelligence

Intelligence has been defined in many ways, such as the capacity for logic, understanding, learning, planning, critical thinking, and problem-solving.


Grammar Moses: Look both ways, and mind the gap in logic

It's a good thing he has strong critical-thinking skills, for had he followed the directions on the sign he might not have had the opportunity to write to me.


NEP undercuts states: Sitaram Yechury

He accused the draft policy of undermining the focus on unconventional and critical thinking and free enquiry by tying value education to a Vedic belief ...


Buzz Aldrin's NJ hometown celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing

... who cited the school's collaborative learning and emphasis on critical thinking as to why it's a “pipeline” to future scientists and space explorers.


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