Daily Archives: July 25, 2019

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Assignment: Introduction to critical thinking/ Discussion Board

Brainstorm: what is critical thinking? Watch What is Critical Thinking?  by Gary Meegan /YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLyUHbexz04 Watch: How to think, not what to think by Jesse Richardson /TEDxBrisbane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dluwVks444 Post on Blackboard or discuss in class: What is critical thinking? How do the speakers define it? Why, according to the speakers, […]

Inductive Arguments

Exercise: State whether each item is a deductive argument (regardless of whether it’s valid or sound), an inductive argument, or not an argument. If it’s inductive, state whether it is an empirical generalization, a prediction, or a causal inference. Hint: the deductive arguments all have two premises followed by a […]

Read and respond to 2 articles: “You Still Need Your Brain” and “How the Internet Is Loosening Our Grip on the Truth”

Read the articles “You Still Need Your Brain” By Daniel T. Willingham and “How the Internet Is Loosening Our Grip on the Truth” by Farhad Manjoo. 1.  In your own words, what is the main concern raised by Fareed Manjoo in “How the Internent Loosens Our Grip on the Truth?” 2.  […]

Deductive Arguments

Exercise: Complete each syllogism with a logical conclusion.  The conclusion should follow with certainty from the premises.  Avoid using extra words. Exercise: This exercise asks you to evaluate syllogisms for validity and soundness. Please go over the examples before proceeding. To receive full credit, you need to provide a brief […]

Dr. Stephen D. Brookfield’s site

This site offers resources on teaching critical thinking: explore the entire site and focus on Resources-workshop materials. http://www.stephenbrookfield.com/ About Dr. Stephen D. Brookfield: he is the Distinguished University Professor and John Ireland Endowed Chair at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. He has written, co-written or edited […]

On happiness

Students can choose one or several of the following articles and videos on happiness to answer the questions below: 1. What are the main points of the article/ video? 2.  How did the article/ video change or challenge your thinking about the nature of happiness? 3. Based on what you read […]