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How to Become a Critical Thinker

(Ask Better Questions - Sharpen Analytical Abilities)

Articles

Thought Conformity.  Regurgitating other people's thoughts vs. thinking. Thought Conformity. Regurgitating other people's thoughts vs. thinking.
importance of thinking critically Critical Thinking: What It Is and Why It Counts.
barriers to effective management Eight Barriers to Effective Critical Thinking as a Manager.
evaluate your critical thinking abilities How Good Are Your Critical Thinking Skills?
test your critical thinking skills Test your critical thinking skills with this fun quiz.
different ways of analyzing arguments and evidence Analyzing Arguments and Evidence.
asking the right questions Critical Thinking: Asking the "Right" Questions.
techniques for thinking critically How to Think Critically - Tips and Techniques.
growing up in a digital world Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction.
technologys impact on kids Is technology making kids less thoughtful?
Brilliant Thinkers Relish Ambiguity Brilliant Thinkers Relish Ambiguity.
love deactivates brain areas for fear, planning, and critical social assessment Love Deactivates Brain Areas For Fear, Planning, Critical Social Assessment.
Is Technology Producing A Decline In Critical Thinking And Analysis? Is Technology Producing A Decline In Critical Thinking And Analysis?

 

Videos

Seven must-have skills students need for their future. Seven (7) must-have skills students need for their future.
socratic questioning benefits Critical Thinking Standards of Thought -> accuracy vs. precision (excerpts from the Socratic Questioning Series)
indoctrination vs. critical thinking powerpoint Indoctrination vs.Critical Thinking. A music enhanced powerpoint presentation.
critical thinking principles A look at some of the principles of critical thinking.
critical thinking introduction An Introduction to Critical Thinking.
explaination of the red herring fallacy The "Red Herring" Fallacy.
logical fallacies student/teacher cartoon Cartoon (student/teacher) demonstrating lots of logical fallacies.
View part 2 of the cartoon here.
Terry Gilliam discusses the making of his movie BRAZIL and his thoughts on bureacracies, rules, human interaction, and individuality/personal identity. Terry Gilliam discusses the making of his movie BRAZIL and his thoughts on bureacracies, rules, human interaction, and individuality/personal identity.

 

Humor

cool car commercial Wow! That's a really cool car. Better run!!!
benefits from being able to think critically This scene (She's a witch.) from Monty Python and the Holy Grail exemplifies the dangers of poor thinking and logical fallacies.
Argument clinic skit Monty Python - Argument Clinic.
false fallacy  humorous scene A false dilemma fallacy on the TV show According to Jim.
being quick to judgement humor What can happen when you judge too quickly.
dilbert-you can't see the wind argument Dilbert - The "You can't see the wind" argument.

 

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