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Lecture 1: The Keys to Critical Thinking

Uri Geller. The Geller Effect. Two students attempt to bend a key with their minds. The problem of unplanned observation. Eyewitness testimony. GIGO. "As des...

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Did Korean culture contribute to Asiana crash in San Francisco?

Did Korean culture contribute to Asiana crash in San Francisco? | Critical Thinking Skills and Japan | Scoop.it
A comment Monday by the head of the National Transportation Safety Board sounded reasonable to the average ear, but for aviation crash experts there was an immediate connection to a ...
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An argument against hierarchical culture which is applicable to Japanese culture as well. See comments.

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Broadcasters ban Panasonic 'smart' TV commercial

Japanese broadcasters are refusing to air commercials for Panasonic's new "smart" television, the manufacturer said, amid speculation they feel threatened…
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Abeducation – A new push for higher education internationalisation - University World News

Abeducation – A new push for higher education internationalisation - University World News | Critical Thinking Skills and Japan | Scoop.it
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America's Funniest Muslim Part IV: Q&A With Azhar Usman

America Abroad Media hosts town hall with Muslim-American comedian Azhar Usman of "Allah Made Me Funny" and hosted by CNN Turk's Mithat Bereket.
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This video's over 5 years old. It's a shame that there's only been a bit over 80K views. He's brilliant.

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Authors take polar-opposite tacks as they try to decipher Japanese women

Authors take polar-opposite tacks as they try to decipher Japanese women | Critical Thinking Skills and Japan | Scoop.it
It's an all-too-familiar story: On the romantic front, foreign ladies living in Japan have it bad while the guys do unbelievably well. For every woman who complains about Japanese men's ...
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excerpt: "Apparently the foreign women’s situation is not all that bad — at least not according to Caroline Pover’s recently published “Love with a Western Woman: A Guide for Japanese Men,” in which she taps the knowledge of a bevy of foreign females who have found their almond-eyed Prince Charmings. But what about the other side of the story? Is Japan really the foreign guy’s paradise on Earth that some would have you believe?"

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I like this quote: "“From what I’ve seen and experienced, the main cause of breakups is when one or both people in a relationship stubbornly refuse to acknowledge the validity of the other’s culture."
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Iwate lawmaker dead in apparent suicide after Internet criticism

Iwate lawmaker dead in apparent suicide after Internet criticism | Critical Thinking Skills and Japan | Scoop.it
A member of the Iwate Prefectural Assembly, who came under fire for criticizing a local hospital on his blog, was found dead Tuesday in an apparent suicide, police said. Mitsuo ...
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Detox Diets & Cleansing: Facts & Fallacies - LiveScience.com

Detox Diets & Cleansing: Facts & Fallacies
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Detox Diets & Cleansing: Facts & Fallacies. Christopher Wanjek, LiveScience Contributor. Date: 29 May 2013 Time: 06:38 PM ET. diagram shows a highlighted human colon in a person's body.
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Japan Foreshadows Next Global Crisis - Forbes

Japan Foreshadows Next Global Crisis - Forbes | Critical Thinking Skills and Japan | Scoop.it
Japan Foreshadows Next Global Crisis
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Japan is the only game in town right now and for good reason. First, it was the yen's +20% move in less than six months and now there's the extraordinary volatility in Japanese stock and bond markets.
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The Painful Side Of Japan's "Growth Strategy" | Zero Hedge

The Painful Side Of Japan's "Growth Strategy" | Zero Hedge | Critical Thinking Skills and Japan | Scoop.it
Following last night's 'surprising' upward GDP revisions, Japan's trade balance plunged to near-record deficit levels (but that didn't matter) and while China's trade data is questionable at best (and now proven 'false'), Japan is ...
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Japan to ease visa rules for Asian tourists - The Nation

Japan to ease visa rules for Asian tourists - The Nation | Critical Thinking Skills and Japan | Scoop.it
Japan to ease visa rules for Asian tourists. The Japanese government will relax visa rules to attract more tourists from fastgrowing Southeast Asia including waiving visa requirement for Thai and...
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Enhancing logical thinking | Theory of Constraints Weekly

When observing a well-constructed cloud, it looks simple and seems very logical. However, to construct a good cloud is not that simple. In her book, Behind the Cloud, Jelena Fedurko brings a refreshing breeze to the TOC ...
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Japan Passes Law Changes Dealing With Failed Financial Firms - Bloomberg

Japan Passes Law Changes Dealing With Failed Financial Firms - Bloomberg | Critical Thinking Skills and Japan | Scoop.it
Japan Passes Law Changes Dealing With Failed Financial Firms Bloomberg Japan's parliament endorsed changes in legislation dealing with failed financial institutions as part of efforts by regulators worldwide to avoid a repeat of the global...
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Sal Khan on Critical Thinking

Watch Khan Academy's Sal Khan and New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin's conversation at the New York Times "Schools for Tomorrow" conference about th...

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Police 'foreign crime wave' falsehoods fuel racism

Police 'foreign crime wave' falsehoods fuel racism | Critical Thinking Skills and Japan | Scoop.it
These Community pages have reported many times on how the National Police Agency (NPA) has manufactured the illusion of a 'foreign crime wave,' depicting non-Japanese (NJ) as a threat to ...
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Japan needs strategy to spread territorial assertions

Japan needs strategy to spread territorial assertions | Critical Thinking Skills and Japan | Scoop.it
The sovereignty, territories and territorial waters of Japan have continually been threatened by our neighbours.
Both ruling and opposition parties surely agree that this nation needs to make its stances widely known to the international community.
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Aso: Poor English saved bankers from '08 crisis

Aso: Poor English saved bankers from '08 crisis | Critical Thinking Skills and Japan | Scoop.it
Japanese banks emerged from the 2008 global credit crisis largely unscathed because their senior employees did not speak English well enough to get into trouble, Finance Minister Taro Aso said. ...
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Top students shunning Japan

Top students shunning Japan | Critical Thinking Skills and Japan | Scoop.it
A student seeking to study at a graduate school in the United States must take two sets of test — the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and ...
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Osaka school superintendent the youngest, and a stickler for the rules

Osaka school superintendent the youngest, and a stickler for the rules | Critical Thinking Skills and Japan | Scoop.it
Toru Nakahara, a lawyer-turned-school principal who at 42 became the youngest head of a prefectural board of education, is a pal of controversial right-leaning Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto and a ...
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Students Can Learn by Explaining, Studies Say

Students Can Learn by Explaining, Studies Say | Critical Thinking Skills and Japan | Scoop.it
Researchers at a national conference discuss how asking students for explanations can deepen their understanding.
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Harness their own curiosity by asking them, with careful question framing, to come up with their own explanations.

 

Simple, but powerful.

 

Also, check out one of the cited source, "Analogy in Learning and Reasoning" to learn more about the mechanics of learning through analogy (and some of the problems).

 

All great stuff for helping learners become more autonomous. 

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Dilt's Pyramid with Logical Levels of Thinking for PowerPoint - SlideHunter.com

Dilt's Pyramid with Logical Levels of Thinking for PowerPoint - SlideHunter.com | Critical Thinking Skills and Japan | Scoop.it
Download free PowerPoint templates and backgrounds for Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and 2013 and free PPT templates to make awesome presentations.

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Japan Looks to Add Offensive Firepower - TIME

Japan Looks to Add Offensive Firepower TIME “The exclusively defense-oriented policy means that Japan will not employ defensive force unless and until an armed attack is mounted on Japan by another country, and even in such a case, only the minimum...
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Mockumentary shows need for developing critical thinking skills

Do mermaids exist? Have you ever wondered, “Are mermaids real?” Maybe when you were eight years old and saw the Disney movie. But since then you've excelled (hopefully) at developing critical thinking skills.
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Critical thinking in the Online Classroom?

Critical thinking in the Online Classroom? | Critical Thinking Skills and Japan | Scoop.it

In COL model, critical thinking are stimulated via triggering event, exploration, integration, and resolution.

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Japan grapples with lack of entrepreneurs - Financial Times

Japan grapples with lack of entrepreneurs - Financial Times | Critical Thinking Skills and Japan | Scoop.it
Japan grapples with lack of entrepreneurs
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All Hiromi Yamaguchi wanted to do was to sell coffee to pinball addicts.
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