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The new trend in public education? Blending science and the arts

The new trend in public education? Blending science and the arts | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
A coalition of educators, scientists and artists are proposing that schools teach the arts along with science, technology, engineering and math.
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Searching for the next da Vinci

Searching for the next da Vinci | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
Art was once divorced from business and industry. But now, the world of science is struggling to find creative thinkers, while corporate culture is crying out for designers and visionaries.
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"But over the last few decades art and science have become separated. Schools have emphasised the importance of STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, while art has been seen as a luxury, the first subject to be axed in an age of austerity."

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Thinking critically on critical thinking: why scientists' skills need to spread

Thinking critically on critical thinking: why scientists' skills need to spread | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it

Critical thinking is a reflective and analytical style of thinking, with its basis in logic, rationality, and synthesis. It means delving deeper and asking questions like: why is that so? Where is the evidence? How good is that evidence? Is this a good argument? Is it biased? Is it verifiable? What are the alternative explanations?

Critical thinking moves us beyond mere description and into the realms of scientific inference and reasoning. This is what enables discoveries to be made and innovations to be fostered.

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Hawking vs. Philosophy - Has Science Killed Philosophy » The Institute of Art and Ideas

Hawking vs. Philosophy - Has Science Killed Philosophy » The Institute of Art and Ideas | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
Stephen Hawking declared the death of philosophy. Has science really rendered philosophy obsolete? Does it hold the key to answer the biggest questions?
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