critical thinking

Critical thinking and civil discourse conference challenges conventional wisdom

In order to create positive change, conventional wisdom often needs to be reconsidered. Are low-carbohydrate diets an effective remedy for obesity? Do patients have a right to self-medicate? Are psychiatric drugs effective over the long term? The Florida State University College of Social Work will host a daylong conference to explore these questions and more. The conference, “Critical […]

FSU’S Critical Thinking Initiative

Stemming from Florida State University’s Quality Enhancement Plan ‘ThinkFSU’, The Office of Critical Thinking Initiatives is enhancing the universities mission of educating well rounded, thoughtful and high achieving students. Both FSU students and faculty agree the topic of critical thinking is beneficial not only in the classroom, but because of the skills students develop for […]

Think FSU: Plan aims to enhance critical thinking skills

Employers are increasingly saying that a capacity to think critically, communicate clearly and solve complex problems is more important than a job candidate’s undergraduate major. That’s just one reason why Florida State University is developing “Think FSU: Improving Critical Thinking in the Disciplines,” a comprehensive, long-term plan aimed at enhancing the critical thinking skills of […]