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Critical Thinking Instruction Reduces Belief in Pseudoscience

Original story at news.ncsu.edu• 25 mentions • 6 months ago

news.ncsu.edu 6 months ago

 
A recent study by North Carolina State University researchers finds that teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience” that is unsupported by facts. “Given the national discussion of ‘fake news,’ it’s clear that critical thinking – and classes that teach critical thinking – are more important than ever,” says Anne McLaughlin, an associate professor of psychology at NC State and co-author of a paper describing the work. “Fundamentally, we wanted to assess how intentional you have to be when teaching students critical thinking,” says Alicia McGill, an assistant professor of history at NC ...
 
 
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24 Mar
FMRobert @FMRobert
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22 Mar
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21 Mar
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Critical thinking instruction in humanities courses are reducing pseudoscientific beliefs according to this study: https://t.co/0e9QeVspe8
21 Mar
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21 Mar
Christie Wilcox @NerdyChristie
RT @ShipLives: How teaching humanities can reduce belief in pseudoscience: https://t.co/m6OztnBYqH Pretty neat little study.
21 Mar
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RT @IHStreet: Teach critical thinking skills! Press release from @ShipLives https://t.co/IKVxPb4d2j h/t @scicurious
21 Mar
Dr Manu Saunders @ManuSaunders
RT @ShipLives: How teaching humanities can reduce belief in pseudoscience: https://t.co/m6OztnBYqH Pretty neat little study.
21 Mar
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RT @ShipLives: How teaching humanities can reduce belief in pseudoscience: https://t.co/m6OztnBYqH Pretty neat little study.
21 Mar
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RT @ShipLives: How teaching humanities can reduce belief in pseudoscience: https://t.co/m6OztnBYqH Pretty neat little study.
21 Mar
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20 Mar
Brooke Simmons @vrooje
RT @ShipLives: How teaching humanities can reduce belief in pseudoscience: https://t.co/m6OztnBYqH Pretty neat little study.
20 Mar
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RT @scicurious: Want to stop pseudoscience? teach CRITICAL THINKING. https://t.co/KInuflNvRa
20 Mar
Sci Curious @scicurious
Want to stop pseudoscience? teach CRITICAL THINKING. https://t.co/KInuflNvRa
20 Mar
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20 Mar
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RT @ShipLives: How teaching humanities can reduce belief in pseudoscience: https://t.co/m6OztnBYqH Pretty neat little study.
20 Mar
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RT @ShipLives: How teaching humanities can reduce belief in pseudoscience: https://t.co/m6OztnBYqH Pretty neat little study.
20 Mar
Jill Kuehnert @seedstories
RT @ShipLives: How teaching humanities can reduce belief in pseudoscience: https://t.co/m6OztnBYqH Pretty neat little study.