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Raising critical thinkers : a parent's guide to growing wise kids in the digital age

"A guide for parents to help children of all ages process the onslaught of unfiltered information in the digital age". Education is not solely about acquiring information and skills across subject areas, but also about understanding how and why we believe what we do. At a time when online media has created a virtual firehose of information and opinions, parents and teachers worry how students will interpret what they read and see. Amid the noise, it has become increasingly important to examine different perspectives with both curiosity and discernment. But how do parents teach these skills to their children? Drawing on more than twenty years' experience homeschooling and developing curricula, Julie Bogart offers practical tools to help children at every stage of development to grow in their ability to explore the world around them, examine how their loyalties and biases affect their beliefs, and generate fresh insight rather than simply recycling what they've been taught. Full of accessible stories and activities for children of all ages, Raising Critical Thinkers helps parents to nurture passionate learners with thoughtful minds and empathetic hearts
Print Book, English, 2022
TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [New York, New York], 2022
Self-help publications
xxi, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780593192283, 0593192281
Part 1: What Is a Critical Thinker? Says Who?
Separating the Facts from Their Fictions
Curiouser and Curiouser: A Problem-Posing Education
Keen Observation: Through the Looking Glass
Critical Thinking Starts with Caring
Identity: The Force to Reckon With
Part 2: Read, Experience, Encounter: A Real Education. Reading: Up Close and Personal
Reading: Go Slow to Go Deep
Experience: Entering More Intimate Territory
Encounter: Overwhelm That Overturns
Part 3: The Rhetorical Imagination. The Surprising Role of Self-Awareness in Critical Thinking
The Art of Interpretation
The Courage to Change Your Mind