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Critical Thinking Courses: Teaching How (and how not) to Think

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posted on Apr, 14 2006 @ 05:54 AM
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It's not that I don't understand what they are supposed to mean.

It's just that since these concepts are used to build simplistic mockups of reality, which at their best yield fierce academic debates which in many cases can't be concretely resolved, and at their worst are only good for accomplishing simple and useless tasks such as selling violent videogames to kids, they really don't seem to have much practical use in serious institutions of higher learning. They seem particularly out of place in a course designed to inspire deeper and more analytical thinking, since they do the exact opposite by oversimplifying and encouraging one to rely on generalities which can readily disregard disproving contradictory examples.

Thanks for the input though.




posted on Apr, 14 2006 @ 11:26 AM
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very intresting post you have made here..

Im going to have to think on it a bit longer as I have not seen it from that angle..digest it a bit longer.

Thanks,
Orangetom



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