I’ve alwaysÂ touted skepticism as a method of examination applied to a claim or situation in order to discover what is most probably true about that claim or situation. It’s the process of thinking critically that helps us draw rational conclusions about things that are important us. And I’mÂ vastly more interested in promoting and teaching that method than I am in adversarial arguments over differing viewpoints.Â ButÂ conveying that process toÂ folks who may not be familiar with it is not always easy.
So for today’s A.I., you’re teaching a continuing ed. course in critical thinking at the local learning annex:
How do youÂ conduct the class?Â Is there an exercise you would have the students do that demonstrates critical thinking? What is your first lesson?