36 episodes

The Critical Thinking Initiative podcast is a response to the low critical thinking outcomes among U.S. students across all levels of education. Episodes focus on all areas related to meaningful education, with a focus on cutting-edge, research-supported ways to improve critical thinking in any discipline.

The Critical Thinking Initiative The Critical Thinking Initiative

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The Critical Thinking Initiative podcast is a response to the low critical thinking outcomes among U.S. students across all levels of education. Episodes focus on all areas related to meaningful education, with a focus on cutting-edge, research-supported ways to improve critical thinking in any discipline.

    How Humans Learn

    How Humans Learn

    Join us for an exciting announcement and an interview with John Eyler, Ph.D., author of How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories Behind Effective College Teaching.  

    Wishing everyone wellness, safety, and satisfying teaching (or a much needed break!) in this time of COVID.

    • 24 min
    Quick Tips for Online Learning Satisfaction

    Quick Tips for Online Learning Satisfaction

    Given the sudden mass migration to online learning because of COVID19, The Critical Thinking Initiative offers this brief, "emergency" podcast about simple measures every instructor, K-Ph.D.--can take to ensure that the online learning experience is a positive one for the students. 

    Please feel encouraged to share this one with everyone you know who has suddenly had to transition their teaching online.

    • 15 min
    Does Higher Education Improve Critical Thinking?

    Does Higher Education Improve Critical Thinking?

    Steve and Dave delve into recent research on critical thinking growth throughout college. Learn the extent to which it is happening and why. Warning: this episode may contain some ranting.

    • 29 min
    How to offer students feedback. Or not.

    How to offer students feedback. Or not.

    Steve and Dave tackle the complex issue of how to respond to student work effectively. Spoiler alert: It's somewhere between a pat on the back and psychiatric analysis.

    • 33 min
    Getting Thoughtful About Mindfulness Education

    Getting Thoughtful About Mindfulness Education

    Mindfulness education is gaining popularity in academia, but does helping students get their Zen on also help them to think critically? Take some deep breaths, find your center, and start listening!

    • 22 min
    Critical Issues about Critical Thinking

    Critical Issues about Critical Thinking

    Steve and Dave engage an article by Daniel Willingham about whether or not, and how, critical thinking can be taught.  This podcast strikes deep into critical thinking education, taking on essential questions concerning transfer, deep structure, disciplinarity, and content knowledge.  How should we fundamentally conceptualize critical thinking's presence in the educational process?

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

AG Levy ,

A

Invaluable resource for all educators, and really, all people.

Maragoth74 ,

Very good podcast about

critical thinking. The authors go in depth into several issues related to critical thinking and bring relevant guests to discuss those questions. Very insightful and helpful to everyone out there!

TLSSP ,

Critical Thinking - Finally!

This is exactly what education at all levels needs today!!! Finally someone has figured out not only what our students need but how to help them actually acquire it!

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