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Critical Thinking Skills

Was Rialto Unified School District's Holocaust Assignment Really About Critical Thinking?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
Mark Baer

Although a great deal has been written about the "critical thinking" assignment given to eighth graders in the Rialto Unified School District on whether or not the Holocaust ever occurred, I feel compelled to provide my perspective.

College Prospects: Do Parents Complete a Viable Due Diligence?

Eugene Fram | Posted 06.13.2014 | College
Eugene Fram

My grandson is about to chose which college he will enter in the fall. Recently I attended a gathering of his college bound friends and their parents. I listened while everyone talked excitedly about their visits to various campuses.

College and University Students Have Opportunity to Expand Expertise

Eugene Fram | Posted 04.08.2014 | College
Eugene Fram

Sustained student growth in and beyond college can depend on the level to which students can be educated to refine their thinking.

Wanted: More U.S. College Grads With Critical Thinking Skills

Eugene Fram | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Eugene Fram

Those employing college graduates have been concerned about the ability of alumni to apply critical thinking skills to make them promotable beyond requirements for entry-level positions.

Developing Cognitive Competence: Learning the Skills of Argument

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

This is the key for our future. We must ensure we are building a nation of competent citizens capable of thinking critically at work, at home and in the public arena.

A Society with Poor Critical Thinking Skills: The Case for 'Argument' in Education

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 10.15.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Argument is a more complex and challenging cognitive skill for students than other genres of reading and writing, such as exposition or narration.

Executives: Workers Stink

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

Workers these days just don't have what it takes to make it to the corner office, more U.S. executives say. Workers lack communication, collaborati...

The Global Search for Education: If not the SAT, What?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

What if this 21st century replacement for the SAT was able to measure high school students' critical thinking, analytical reasoning, problem solving, and written communication; in other words, all the essential skills that both educators and employers have said students need to succeed in college and the workplace?