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!View Episode
Do Grades Hinder Learning?
Steve & Dave respond to an article and, more broadly, to the "ungrading" movement, which assert that grades interfere with deeper learning. Listen in to find out why grades do, don't, and shouldn't hinder...View Episode
Straight from the Wyoming Institute
Several faculty members from the University of Wyoming share their perspectives on critical thinking after a three-day workshop with Dave and Steve. This is a rare opportunity to listen to other educators'...View Episode
Should thinking really be "critical"?
Dave and Steve engage the questions and critiques around whether or not the term "critical" is the best one for the kind of thinking we want students to do. Do its connotations outweigh its intention? Is there a term...View Episode
Wicked Problems: An Interview with Jackson Nickerson
Steve and Dave welcome Jackson Nickerson, Ph.D., who is the Frahm Family Professor of Organization and Strategy at the Olin School of Business, and who founded the Leading Thinking program through Brookings Executive...View Episode
Are X-labs the Future of Learning and Thinking?
Steve and Dave look at the recent article from The Chronicle of Higher Education about James Madison University's X-lab, and they examine rising contemporary calls for opportunities for students to innovate and...View Episode
Interview with Michael S. Roth
Dave and Steve welcome Michael S. Roth, author of Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters. Michael offers wonderful perspectives on the relationship between critical thinking, the liberal arts, and...View Episode
Do Some Video Games Promote Critical Thinking?
What's the relationship between certain video games and critical thinking skills? According to some recent assertions, select video games promote critical thinking by creating rich worlds in which players must make...View Episode
Creating Changemakers - An Interview with Vipin Thekk
Vipin Thekk of ChangemakerCommunities.org joins Dave and Steve to discuss the work he does in helping reshape schools and communities so that they prepare students for an unknown future. The discussion includes ways...View Episode
Does Grading Improve Learning?
Steve and Dave explore the relationship between grades and learning, including a brief look at the history of grades. Even though grading often fails to develop learning, they discuss how grading can actually play an...View Episode
Strategies for Overcoming Student Resistance
Special guest Anton Tolman, the lead editor of the book, Why Students Resist Learning: A Practical Model for Understanding and Helping Students, joins Steve and Dave in a discussion of how to convert the "signal" of...View Episode
Critical Thinking, Hoaxes, and Constructivism
Dave and Steve tackle the controversial "Sokel Squared" hoax by academics who got fabricated articles published in academic journals. Join us for spirited commentary on what this hoax accomplishes, why it is...View Episode