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Friday, January 17, 2020

Science and Critical Thinking: c/o New Scientist 2015*

humanistic ----------------------------------------------- mechanistic
group - population
4. "That works for some, but all too often the reaction is: "I'll never need to use this once I've left school. That is being taken up by the Programme for International Student Assessment."

"critical thinking toolkits"

3. "... the desired combination of scientific literacy and critical thinking remains rare in public discourse. Perhaps that is because we hope that children will learn to evaluate claims rationally if we teach them science. ...

But mastery of the [scientific] facts alone is not enough for the internet age. Much of the copious online rhetoric is more viral than factual, so it is just as important that we know how to evaluate sources of information., and how to tell correlation from causation, and opinion from fact - in matters both obviously scientific and otherwise. "

1. "Here's a game to play next time you catch the news headlines. Count how many would dissolve away or be markedly different if the people writing them had evaluated the evidence more critically. Your count will probably be alarmingly high."

5. "But our societies still have a long way to go when it comes to reading between the headlines - or rewriting them."
2. "We have a long tradition of allowing civic affairs to be settled by persuasive rhetoric. That is inadequate for our modern society."

"a reflective citizen"

public understanding of
 terrorism, vaccination, climate change, chemical pollution ..

PISA is the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment. PISA measures 15-year-olds’ ability to use their reading, mathematics and science knowledge and skills to meet real-life challenges.

My source:
Leader, Critical thinking, New Scientist, 12 December. 2015, 228: 3051. p.5.

*Yes, still also sorting magazines, papers, notes...
Blue (paper) bin repeatedly quite full.