I have just listened to an excellent talk about critical thinking, given by Jeremy Beahan over at the Reasonable Doubts podcast. The talk isn’t directly ‘on’ critical thinking; rather it’s about effective ways to teach it to young minds, and is based on his experience trying to teach this in summer school courses.
He explains that his initial attempt was dead boring, and so switched the approach so that the students were on the ‘inside’ of scams and deception, thereby illustrating his points (and hence the title of this blog entry).
I found it fascinating, not only in content, but also in the psychology of teaching and learning. You can find it at the Reasonable Doubts blog, here.