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Critical Thinking!

A presentation of the harmful of effects of the media and what it is doing to the minds of people. Also how it is drastically altering the way people critically think.
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Mercy Bestman

on 11 May 2010

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Transcript of Critical Thinking!

CRITICAL THINKING The Basics of Critical Thinking Critical Thinking: Politics. Critical Thinking in the Media Mercy Bestman, Adam Friedman, and James Miller Challenging The Way You Think Counting on others for info.
"From newspapers to the Internet to magazines, there is a constant barrage of information and popular culture." (Steinbrink 1)
Developing efficiency in media literacy.
Questioning Answers From the Media It is hard to tell fact from fiction. The growing use of electronic devices and ways of communication open the world to millions of opinions and views from people around the world. Sometimes your world view can get lost in the bunch. Social media can add to the problem. Challenging people to find their own world view. (Martin 1) Media Literacy: the ability to sift through and analyze messages that
inform, entertain, and sell to us everyday (Tallium 1) Learning the basics of critical thinking affects your life in a multitude of ways.
What critical thinking is The Delphi Report reached a consensus on a definition for Critical Thinking “If you’re not criticizing, you’re not thinking.” (Lyutykh 3) Not just applying skills, but requires the correct disposition too The term ‘critical thinking’ isn’t a new idea Critical Thinking in Everyday Life "Critical thinkers can provide justifications for their actions"(Simpson 2) Critical thinking skills help you reach your fullest potential What happens if we don’t critically think "through the influence of social environment each person becomes saturated with the customs, the beliefs, the purposes, skills, hopes, and fears of the cultural group to which he belongs. The features of even his physical surroundings come to him through the eyes and ears of the community.” (Lyutykh 2) Critical thinking skills are wanted in today's graduates Mental Preparation Both skills and dispositions are essential for the development of critical thinking Good thinking skills will not develop on their own; they must be taught Educators are partially responsible for teaching these skills Applying Skills Adopt creative approaches, open your mind, and stimulate higher-level thinking and problem solving abilities Exploring ways to expand
generalized mindsets Knowledge obtained from media can leave
a big impact. (Abraham 2) Children are lacking in areas of critical thinking. Opportunities to enhance critical thinking
in everyday life (Vanmeenen 1). "No one wants banks making the kinds of risky loans that got us into this situation in the first place." - Barack Obama(Cavanaugh,1) How it Effects Politics Fibs? You Hear a lot of bad things. Some Do Lie. Don't Always believe what you see or hear. Always be on Guard. How to apply Critical thinking Campaigning Lie. "If he can do it, so can you"
(Usborne, 1) Think about it. Think Always keep an open mind Don't automatically take something as truth Cavanaugh, Tim. "Five Lies About the American Economy." Reason 41.11 (2010): 34-38. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 4 May 2010. http://library.geneseo.edu/~kdhoffman/RYSAGCriticalThinking.htm Works Cited Steinbrink, John E., and Jeremy W. Cook. "Media Literacy Skills and the
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what_is_media_literacy.cfm.> 1 May 2010. http://www.excessvoice.com/article101.htm Have something to think about, something to think with, and ways to think about it Have a reason to think Sources Cited: Simpson, Elaine, and Mary Courtney. "Implementation
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