"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle
"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Critical ThinkingCritical Thinking Quotes Read carefully.
Characteristics of Critical Thinkers Read carefully.
Mistakes to Avoid Read carefully.
Critical Thinking Guidelines Read carefully.
Evaluating What You Read Read carefully.
What Is Critical Thinking? Read carefully.
Setting Criteria for Critical Thinking Read carefully.
Strategies for Critical Thinking Read carefully.
Out of Control Yet another example of the need for critical thinking
Self-Deception Read carefully.
How to Ask a Question Read carefully.
Alternative News Sources Much of your thinking comes from the news sources you access. Regular commercial TV and radio, for example, promotes commercialism, consumerism, and fear. Having access to "alternative" news sources helps you to debunk corporate dogma. Try some of these out. I particularly recommend AlterNet and the Global Report (which is also a weekly TV news report on Free Speech TV). Another good way to receive unique viewpoints is to peruse news sources from foreign countries. They give different views on world affairs and often report American news not reported in American media.
Information LiteracyInformation literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." (American Library Association)
Re-read the definition of information literacy again. It is a concept which is central to helping people in a library and in society. Read the following links carefully:
The Case for Information Literacy Classes Read carefully.
Once you have taken the quiz and achieved a grade with which you are satisfied, return to Canvas and address the Discussions topic for the week.
Colby Glass, MLIS