Location

University of Windsor

Document Type

Paper

Keywords

critical thinking, belief, confirmation bias

Start Date

2016 9:00 AM

End Date

2016 5:00 PM

Abstract

There are some beliefs that are difficult to think critically about, even for those who have critical thinking skills and are committed to applying them to their own beliefs. These resistant beliefs are not all of a kind, and so a range of different strategies may be needed to get ourselves and others (in particular our students) to think critically about them. In this paper we suggest some such strategies.

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Thinking critically about beliefs it's hard to think critically about

University of Windsor

There are some beliefs that are difficult to think critically about, even for those who have critical thinking skills and are committed to applying them to their own beliefs. These resistant beliefs are not all of a kind, and so a range of different strategies may be needed to get ourselves and others (in particular our students) to think critically about them. In this paper we suggest some such strategies.