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  •  Yes, critical thinking is key (3+ / 0-)
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    pollwatcher, JerryNA, NearlySomebody

    I'm teaching a climate science class in high school, and the students are pretty savvy when presented with conservative think tank workers speaking in their own words.  I particularly like Frontline's Climate of Doubt for giving the AEI & Center for American Progress (I think) enough rope to hang themselves.  

    I've built the class to ground the students in the scientific principles first (including the [shrinking] inherent uncertainty in attributing causality), then discuss the problem of the commons, individual values & societal responses.  

    Of about 100 students who've taken various segments of this course, only 1 has come to the conclusion that we owe the future nothing and, hey, smoke 'em if you've got 'em.

    Are you just going to gripe about it, or are you going to do something to change it?

    by smithbm on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 12:29:41 PM PDT

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