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Critical Thinking and Technology: Is Google Your Friend Or Foe?
This week, we continue our discussion of critical thinking. We will explore technologies like Google and Facebook. Do they help us find resources quicker and better? Or are they the new ‘group think’? We will review an article in The Guardian about the dangers of outsourcing critical thinking to computers. The second article shows us how to improve our critical thinking skills. We get a primer with a dozen ways to avoid logical mis-steps in our thought process.
The third article is about modeling good search behavior in the classroom (something we can all apply!). Finally, we’ll hear some closing remarks from two exemplary thinkers: Plato and Francis Bacon. We will examine the “Allegory of the Cave” (also known as Plato’s Cave, how appropriate!) and Bacon’s little 1605 book on empirical thinking. This will be a fascinating discussion! Please join StoicDan this Sunday to explore the topic of critical thinking in technology. We hope to see you there!
“Why it’s dangerous to outsource our critical thinking to computers”
“How to Learn Critical Thinking” (look for italics phrases)
EdSurge: How to Model Good Search Behavior in the Classroom
“Keyword Search Activity That Teaches Critical Thinking”
Francis Bacon’s book “The Advancement of Learning” (1605)
Wikipedia Overview (plus a free link to the entire text!)
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