The Critical Thinking Initiative

By The Critical Thinking Initiative

The Critical Thinking Initiative podcast is a response to the low critical thinking outcomes among U.S. students across all levels of education. Each episode dispels myths about teaching critical thinking education and discusses cutting-edge, research-supported ways to actually improve critical thinking in any discipline.

  1. 1.
    Improving Outcomes When Lecturing Online (or not)
    22:27
  2. 2.
    Fake News but Real Education
    28:45
  3. 3.
    How Humans Learn
    24:34
  4. 4.
    Quick Tips for Online Learning Satisfaction
    15:14
  5. 5.
    Does Higher Education Improve Critical Thinking?
    29:20
  6. 6.
    How to offer students feedback. Or not.
    33:25
  7. 7.
    Getting Thoughtful About Mindfulness Education
    22:20
  8. 8.
    Critical Issues About Critical Thinking
    27:55
  1. 9.
    Do Grades Hinder Learning?
    25:52
  2. 10.
    Straight from the Wyoming Institute
    39:13
  3. 11.
    Should thinking really be "critical"?
    28:38
  4. 12.
    Wicked Problems: An Interview with Jackson Nickerson
    35:40
  5. 13.
    Are X-labs the Future of Learning and Thinking?
    31:13
  6. 14.
    Interview with Michael S. Roth
    38:03
  7. 15.
    Do Some Video Games Promote Critical Thinking?
    38:36
  8. 16.
    Infusing PowerPoint with Critical Thinking
    35:56
  9. 17.
    Creating Changemakers - An Interview with Vipin Thekk
    30:24
  10. 18.
    Does Grading Improve Learning?
    29:04
  11. 19.
    Strategies for Overcoming Student Resistance
    42:09
  12. 20.
    Critical Thinking, Hoaxes, and Constructivism
    37:54
  13. 21.
    Writing to Learn ... and THINK
    29:56
  14. 22.
    Reading Research with Alice Horning
    27:47
  15. 23.
    Fostering a Growth Mindset in Your Students
    52:10
  16. 24.
    Can we be critical yet creative? Can we be critical yet inclusive?
    29:05
  17. 25.
    "Robo Assessment"--Computerized Paper Grading
    31:43
  18. 26.
    Responding to Papers: Ways that Work
    36:16
  19. 27.
    The Path to More Thinking is Less
    31:16
  20. 28.
    When Trump Supporters and West Coast Liberals Meet
    38:15
  21. 29.
    Problem-Based Learning: Myths, Realities, and Critical Thinking Connections
    1:00:12
  22. 30.
    Never read a 5-paragraph essay again! Three alternatives for any class.
    54:20
  23. 31.
    Why the 5-Paragraph Essay is from Hell
    1:04:19
  24. 32.
    Critical Thinking & Reading with Dan Willingham
    1:18:00
  25. 33.
    Defining Critical Thinking: If you only listen to one podcast ... (Part 1)
    1:06:12
  26. 34.
    Fostering Metacognition, Growth Mindset, and Grit, with Dr. Peter Arthur
    1:01:15
  27. 35.
    Some Neuroscience of Critical Thinking Education
    55:39
  28. 36.
    Three Critical Thinking Exercises
    47:04
  29. 37.
    Should we grade critical thinking? And Can we?
    51:54
  30. 38.
    Are you teaching in a critical thinking ecosystem?
    55:11

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