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The Critical Thinking Initiative

The Critical Thinking Initiative

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The Critical Thinking Initiative
The Critical Thinking Initiative

The Critical Thinking Initiative

The Critical Thinking Initiative

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The Critical Thinking Initiative podcast is a response to the low critical thinking outcomes among U.S. students across all levels of education. Episodes focus on all areas related to meaningful education, with a focus on cutting-edge, research-supported ways to improve critical thinking in any discipline.

Latest Episodes

How to offer students feedback. Or not.

Steve and Dave tackle the complex issue of how to respond to student work effectively. Spoiler alert: It's somewhere between a pat on the back and psychiatric analysis.

33 MIN3 d ago
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How to offer students feedback. Or not.

Getting Thoughtful About Mindfulness Education

Mindfulness education is gaining popularity in academia, but does helping students get their Zen on also help them to think critically? Take some deep breaths, find your center, and start listening!

22 MIN2 w ago
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Getting Thoughtful About Mindfulness Education

Critical Issues about Critical Thinking

Steve and Dave engage an article by Daniel Willingham about whether or not, and how, critical thinking can be taught. This podcast strikes deep into critical thinking education, taking on essential questions concerning transfer, deep structure, disciplinarity, and content knowledge. How should we fundamentally conceptualize critical thinking's presence in the educational process?

27 MINOCT 17
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Critical Issues about Critical Thinking

Do Grades Hinder Learning?

Steve & Dave respond to an article and, more broadly, to the "ungrading" movement, which assert that grades interfere with deeper learning. Listen in to find out why grades do, don't, and shouldn't hinder learning, and how we can use them constructively. Also, a little known fact about Zeus.

25 MINOCT 9
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Do Grades Hinder Learning?

Straight from the Wyoming Institute

Several faculty members from the University of Wyoming share their perspectives on critical thinking after a three-day workshop with Dave and Steve. This is a rare opportunity to listen to other educators' perspectives on incorporating critical thinking into their teaching practice.

39 MINSEP 9
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Straight from the Wyoming Institute

Should thinking really be "critical"?

Dave and Steve engage the questions and critiques around whether or not the term "critical" is the best one for the kind of thinking we want students to do. Do its connotations outweigh its intention? Is there a term that's better?

28 MINAUG 17
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Should thinking really be "critical"?

Wicked Problems: An Interview with Jackson Nickerson

Steve and Dave welcome Jackson Nickerson, Ph.D., who is the Frahm Family Professor of Organization and Strategy at the Olin School of Business, and who founded the Leading Thinking program through Brookings Executive Education. This is a powerful conversation that culminates in the many risks for our students if we fail to forge forward with thinking-driven learning.

35 MINJUN 7
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Wicked Problems: An Interview with Jackson Nickerson

Are X-labs the Future of Learning and Thinking?

Steve and Dave look at the recent article fromThe Chronicle of Higher Educationabout James Madison University's X-lab, and they examine rising contemporary calls for opportunities for students to innovate and problem solve. Are X-Labs the future of learning? Should your school have one? In related news, Steve drops a bomb about lucite.

31 MINAPR 2
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Are X-labs the Future of Learning and Thinking?

Interview with Michael S. Roth

Dave and Steve welcome Michael S. Roth, author ofBeyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters. Michael offers wonderful perspectives on the relationship between critical thinking, the liberal arts, and interdisciplinary. He also raises critical perspectives about the importance of pushing students to step outside their own viewpoints about the world.

38 MINFEB 22
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Interview with Michael S. Roth

Do Some Video Games Promote Critical Thinking?

What's the relationship between certain video games and critical thinking skills? According to some recent assertions, select video games promote critical thinking by creating rich worlds in which players must make difficult choices. To what extent do those choices foster critical thinking? And to what success are video games being employed in classrooms? Also, why are Steve and Dave making obscure references toM.A.S.H.? Find out the answers to all those questions on this episode!

38 MINJAN 25
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Do Some Video Games Promote Critical Thinking?

Latest Episodes

How to offer students feedback. Or not.

Steve and Dave tackle the complex issue of how to respond to student work effectively. Spoiler alert: It's somewhere between a pat on the back and psychiatric analysis.

33 MIN3 d ago
Comments
How to offer students feedback. Or not.

Getting Thoughtful About Mindfulness Education

Mindfulness education is gaining popularity in academia, but does helping students get their Zen on also help them to think critically? Take some deep breaths, find your center, and start listening!

22 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Getting Thoughtful About Mindfulness Education

Critical Issues about Critical Thinking

Steve and Dave engage an article by Daniel Willingham about whether or not, and how, critical thinking can be taught. This podcast strikes deep into critical thinking education, taking on essential questions concerning transfer, deep structure, disciplinarity, and content knowledge. How should we fundamentally conceptualize critical thinking's presence in the educational process?

27 MINOCT 17
Comments
Critical Issues about Critical Thinking

Do Grades Hinder Learning?

Steve & Dave respond to an article and, more broadly, to the "ungrading" movement, which assert that grades interfere with deeper learning. Listen in to find out why grades do, don't, and shouldn't hinder learning, and how we can use them constructively. Also, a little known fact about Zeus.

25 MINOCT 9
Comments
Do Grades Hinder Learning?

Straight from the Wyoming Institute

Several faculty members from the University of Wyoming share their perspectives on critical thinking after a three-day workshop with Dave and Steve. This is a rare opportunity to listen to other educators' perspectives on incorporating critical thinking into their teaching practice.

39 MINSEP 9
Comments
Straight from the Wyoming Institute

Should thinking really be "critical"?

Dave and Steve engage the questions and critiques around whether or not the term "critical" is the best one for the kind of thinking we want students to do. Do its connotations outweigh its intention? Is there a term that's better?

28 MINAUG 17
Comments
Should thinking really be "critical"?

Wicked Problems: An Interview with Jackson Nickerson

Steve and Dave welcome Jackson Nickerson, Ph.D., who is the Frahm Family Professor of Organization and Strategy at the Olin School of Business, and who founded the Leading Thinking program through Brookings Executive Education. This is a powerful conversation that culminates in the many risks for our students if we fail to forge forward with thinking-driven learning.

35 MINJUN 7
Comments
Wicked Problems: An Interview with Jackson Nickerson

Are X-labs the Future of Learning and Thinking?

Steve and Dave look at the recent article fromThe Chronicle of Higher Educationabout James Madison University's X-lab, and they examine rising contemporary calls for opportunities for students to innovate and problem solve. Are X-Labs the future of learning? Should your school have one? In related news, Steve drops a bomb about lucite.

31 MINAPR 2
Comments
Are X-labs the Future of Learning and Thinking?

Interview with Michael S. Roth

Dave and Steve welcome Michael S. Roth, author ofBeyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters. Michael offers wonderful perspectives on the relationship between critical thinking, the liberal arts, and interdisciplinary. He also raises critical perspectives about the importance of pushing students to step outside their own viewpoints about the world.

38 MINFEB 22
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Interview with Michael S. Roth

Do Some Video Games Promote Critical Thinking?

What's the relationship between certain video games and critical thinking skills? According to some recent assertions, select video games promote critical thinking by creating rich worlds in which players must make difficult choices. To what extent do those choices foster critical thinking? And to what success are video games being employed in classrooms? Also, why are Steve and Dave making obscure references toM.A.S.H.? Find out the answers to all those questions on this episode!

38 MINJAN 25
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Do Some Video Games Promote Critical Thinking?
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