Want to be a better critical thinker? Questions can be a powerful way to spot false narratives and “weaponized lies.” Read more about it in this article I wrote for The Atlantic’s Quartz.com.
The issue of “who gets to ask the questions in class” is one that touches on matters of purpose, power, control, and, arguably, even race and social class. An excerpt from A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION.
Deborah Meier on “What if our schools could train students to be better lifelong learners by enabling them to be better questioners?“
In this short excerpt from AMBQ, I ask leading child psychologists about what’s going on kids’ developing brains and why that causes them to ask hundreds of questions a day—up until about age five.
William Deresiewicz, author of the upcoming Excellent Sheep, talks about the failure to teach and ask big questions at today’s elite colleges, and how this impacts tomorrow’s leaders.
Richard Saul Wurman and Louis C.K.
A great Google video about nurturing the next generation of “scientists, engineers, artists, designers, inventors, or something no one’s ever been before… but you can bet we’re going to need.”
If we want kids to question more, then we may need to find ways to make the act of questioning both “safe” and “cool.”