Posted on May 18, 2018

#Let’sThinkAbout Critical Thinking and Libraries

As you may know, I’m pondering critical thinking this year. (See http://lynnlovegreen.com/letsthinkabout-critical-thinking/ .)

There are lots of places we can go to learn how to hone our critical thinking skills. One of the best is at your local library. Here are a few examples of what librarians are doing online to help us learn about critical thinking:

 

The Albany Library website has a good page on how to identify fake news at http://www.albanypubliclibrary.org/fake-news/.

 

The Middletown Thrall Library website has lots of resources on critical thinking, with topics such as Fact Checkers and Fake News Alerts, Research Problems to Avoid: Useful Tips for Researchers, and Deceptive Digits: Examining Numbers and Statistics at http://www.thrall.org/think/.

 

Royal Roads University Library has a Critical Thinking Guide, including resources to help analyze logic of articles and argumentation at  http://libguides.royalroads.ca/criticalthinking/start.

 

Thanks to all the librarians out there who are helping us look carefully at the world around us!

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