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Daniel Kahneman changed the way we think about thinking. But what do other thinkers think of him?

Daniel Kahneman changed the way we think about thinking. But what do other thinkers think of him? | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

Thinking, Fast and Slow was a global bestseller, and had a profound impact on psychology and economics, as these tributes from other leading figures show...He pretty much created the field of behavioural economics and has revolutionised large parts of cognitive psychology and social psychology. His central message could not be more important, namely, that human reason left to its own devices is apt to engage in a number of fallacies and systematic errors, so if we want to make better decisions in our personal lives and as a society, we ought to be aware of these biases and seek workarounds. That's a powerful and important discovery.

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This is an informative article about Daniel Kahneman and his contemporary "colleagues" revolutionizing thought and experimentation in the social sciences. Working around our irrationality, our tendency to make decisions based on fallacies and cognitive biases, should be one of the main goals of education. 

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Why Unqualified Candidates Get Hired Anyway — HBS Working Knowledge

Why Unqualified Candidates Get Hired Anyway — HBS Working Knowledge | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Why do businesses evaluate candidates solely on past job performance, failing to consider the job's difficulty? Why do university admissions officers focus on high GPAs, discounting influence of easy grading standards?
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The article feature two studies and the implications that for all the procedures and policies in place, they are most likely unsuccessfull in overcoming bias against hiring most qualified candidates.

 

Maybe we should start looking to see if there is an app for that decision making...

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, September 13, 2013 7:09 PM

It is not a perfect science, but we need to do a better job. This is very much the case in education where teachers who should not be teachers become administrators.

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Dissection of an Argument - Toolkit For Thinking

Dissection of an Argument - Toolkit For Thinking | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Toolkit of ideas and techniques to help your creative and critical thinking including problem solving, logical fallacies and decision making.
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This resource may be of help for those in writing, education, and other fields where critical thinking is necessary for production and for producing value. Along with keeping rhetorical fallacies at hand. 

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Learning to Learn: fighting cognitive biases

Learning to Learn: fighting cognitive biases | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is an increasingly important skill that has been overlooked by many as information becomes more accessible and superfluous.

Via Lynnette Van Dyke
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"Why we don't reach our intellectual potentials" or "Reasons We Aren't Operating At Our Best"

"Why we don't reach our intellectual potentials" or "Reasons We Aren't Operating At Our Best" | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Owning and operating a brain is hard. You are issued one at birth, a model that comes riddled with delusions and biases, prone to logical fallacies, and built to create stories to help explain the difficult and messy business of being a person.
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There are a few tendencies and distractions listed. I was inpressed with the info on will power.

from the article: "The latest research suggests that willpower is a depletable resource. In other words, the more you exert self control, the less self control you have until you either rest for a while or give in."

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