27/01/20: Unit 6: A New Generation of Thinking

The way our brain works

(Taken and adapted from Ted-Ed)

The human brain is visibly split into a left and right side. This structure has inspired one of the most pervasive ideas about the brain: that the left side controls logic and the right side controls creativity. And yet, this is a myth, unsupported by scientific evidence. So how did this idea come about, and what does it get wrong?

“The intellectual roots of critical thinking are as ancient as its etymology, traceable, ultimately, to the teaching practice and vision of Socrates 2,500 years ago who discovered by a method of probing questioning that people could not rationally justify their confident claims to knowledge. Confused meanings, inadequate evidence, or self-contradictory beliefs often lurked beneath smooth but largely empty rhetoric.”

Every day, we meet people and process our interactions–making inferences and developing beliefs about the world around us. The key is to rethink thinking.

What do you think?

  1. 1 Why do you think this unit is called “A New Generation of Thinking”? How does it differ from the old way of thinking?
  2. Does your country or society encourage this new way of thinking? Does your education system benefit people with different types of intelligences? Why, or why not?
  3. How can you develop the intelligences that you are weak at? Suggest some activities.
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  1. PERCA CRUZ, YOLANDA LEONOR escribió:

    1. Why do you think this unit is called “A New Generation of Thinking”? How does it differ from the old way of thinking?
    Before there was a distinction between the right and left brain in the development of activities; however, today, for any activity, both sides intervene with some predominance of one of them.

    2. Does your country or society encourage this new way of thinking? Does your education system benefit people with different types of intelligences? Why, or why not?
    have not seen this new way of thinking in a visible way in Peru, as for the educational system it makes attempts, but focused on a type of high performance by qualification, I imagine that it must be difficult to classify the different types of intelligence to people, and the cost it would demand.

    3. How can you develop the intelligences that you are weak at? Suggest some activities.
    One of my weaknesses is related to the emotional one, to develop emotional intelligence, I would have to change my perspective of things, such as re-educate my thoughts and reasoning, learn some techniques to manage myself when a situation exceeds my tolerance, and practice yoga or taichi to release my mixed feelings.

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