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Sundry items making no coherent whole
I've added content to the following old posts: America's Critical-Thinking Movement in the 1930s & '40s Some quotations on facts John Albert Chadwick, WWI vet who left Cambridge logic for an Ashram These old lines by Mike Royko seem timely: I always believe...

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Oxford-comma error led the press to overstate British gains at the Battle of Loos?
Debate has long raged about use of the Oxford comma ( aka the serial comma ). This troubling comma has its own Twitter feed and can be crucial for interpreting laws . I was raised in accordance with The Canadian Style , which includes the Government's of Ca...

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missing sidebar widgets
I don't know what happened to the sidebar widgets, but the Blogger people say they should re-appear soon.

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Critical thinking as meta-thinking in Gadske's dissertation
Critical thinking is often associated with what psychologists call metacognition . In such cognition, the mind thinks (and hopefully gains knowledge) about its own operations. This is akin to what Kant pursued in his own work, where the mind turns its focus...

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Critical and reflective thinking (3) - Dewey on these terms
H. Reed Geertsen attributes to John Dewey an interesting distinction between 'reflective' and 'critical' thinking. According to Geertsen, Dewey 'distinguished between searching and judging and called them reflective and critical thought'. (H. Reed Geertsen,...

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Critical and reflective thinking (2)
In my previous post , I noted that the phrases 'critical thinking' and 'reflective thinking' are often used interchangeably and that both terms have Kantian connotations that suggest a focus on thinking about one's thoughts. In his 1910 book, How We Think ,...

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Critical and reflecitve thinking (1)
I've looked into the history of the phrase 'critical thinking'. Given the phrase's Kantian connotations, it's no surprise that several early uses of 'critical thinking' occurred in papers about Kant. For example, there are a couple of uses in an 1883 issue ...

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The NEA's de-emphasis of propaganda in its promotion of critical thinking
The National Education Association's early efforts to promote critical thinking were concentrated on helping secondary students to resist propaganda. This endeavor culminated in a 1937 collection of papers: Education Against Propaganda , Seventh Yearbook of...

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De-emphasizing resistance to propaganda in the NEA's promotion of critical thinking
The National Education Association's early efforts to promote critical thinking were concentrated on helping secondary students to resist propaganda. This endeavor culminated in a 1937 collection of papers: Education Against Propaganda , Seventh Yearbook of...
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