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Critical thinking for college, career, and citizenship

When encountering beliefs that are foreign to us (Practice C2), how can we “de-bias” ourselves and listen for learning? And can this skill be taught, not simply “caught”? In this article published by the Brookings Institute, former APA president and Claremont emeritus Diane Halpern argues from her own research that critical thinking skills—what some have chosen to describe as understanding data for “de-biasing” beliefs—should and can be taught at both K12 and higher education levels.


   12 minutes

   By: Brookings Institute, Diane F. Halpern

   Educator-prep | K-12 educators

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Principled Innovation asks us to work with others and recognize the limits of our own knowledge so that we can better understand and tackle the complex issues our communities face.

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