CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS – WHERE DID THEY GO? CAN WE GET THEM BACK?!
If you spend any time on social media you’ve heard the term ‘false equivalency’ – well between comparing Don Cherry to Jess Allen to Justin Trudeau, this past week has elevated false equivalency to new heights. But ‘false equivalency’ is a product of a lack of critical thinking – an inability to think logically in favour of emotional reactions and cheering on your ‘team’.
Where did critical thinking go? How did it slip away? How can we get it back? Can we get it back?? And why is critical thinking essential to a functioning democracy?
All important questions. Be prepared to think. Critically.
Host: Steven Kerzner (@stevenjkerzner)
Andrew MacLeod is an award-winning author and currently the legislative bureau chief for the west coast’s premier political website, The Tyee.
Helen Lee Bouygues, the Founder of Reboot Foundation, a non-profit organised that funds researchers with a mission to elevate critical thinking (joins us from Paris, France).
Erica Ifill is the host of the Bad & Bitchy podcast and the author of a very insightful column in Macleans magazine this week about Don Cherry’s lasting effect on hockey in multicultural Canada https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/how-don-cherry-resisted-canadas-brownface/
Kyla Lee is a respected & pioneering lawyer with Acumen Law specializing in re-defining DUI laws in British Columbia. A trial lawyer, Kyla knows the importance of critical thinking.
Hafeez Noorani is a digital marketing consultant and analyst, both of which require skills in synthesizing information from numerous sources, as well as the producer of Mensplaining podcast here on FU_Politics, on which he is also a panelist.
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