Showing posts with label reasoning. Show all posts
Showing posts with label reasoning. Show all posts

Sunday, September 19, 2021

A Critical Thinking Quiz

About a month ago I shared a list of resources for helping students learn to recognize logical fallacies and cognitive biases. One of the resources in that list is Your Logical Fallacy Is. The people who produce that website, School of Thought, recently launched a short, interactive quiz for testing your ability to recognize logical fallacies in arguments. 

The Critical Thinking Quiz is a quiz that presents a series of five scenarios in which a logical fallacy is used in an argument. The quiz gives you two answer choices. Feedback is immediately provided when an answer choice is selected. 


Applications for Education

The Critical Thinking Quiz is essentially a promotion for School of Thought's Your Logical Fallacy Is resources. That said it is still a good little practice activity that I would use in my classroom by projecting it on the whiteboard or sharing in Zoom and having students discuss the answer choices before revealing the correct one.

Friday, April 15, 2016

20 Videos and a Poster Explaining Logical Fallacies

Last November I featured a series of videos from PBS Learning Channel that contained eight concise explanations of logical fallacies. This morning, thanks to Larry Ferlazzo, I learned about another series of video explanations of logical fallacies. Wireless Philosophy offers a playlist of twelve videos on logical fallacies. The playlist is embedded below.



The fallacies covered in the PBS videos are Strawman, Ad Hominem, Black and White, Authority, and No True Scotsman. I have embedded the playlist below.


Your Logical Fallacy Is is a website that provides short explanations and examples of twenty-four common logical fallacies. Visitors to the site can click through the gallery to read the examples. Your Logical Fallacy Is also provides free PDF poster files that you can download and print.

Applications for Education
When teaching current events courses, I always begin with lessons about about recognizing bias, propaganda, and logical fallacies. All three of the resources featured above can help students recognize logical fallacies and hopefully avoid using logical fallacies themselves.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Videos and Poster Explaining Logical Fallacies

When teaching current events courses, I always begin with lessons about about recognizing bias, propaganda, and logical fallacies. There are two good resources that I like that can help students understand logical fallacies.

The Guide to Common Fallacies is a series of short videos from the PBS Idea Channel. Each video covers a different common fallacy. The fallacies are Strawman, Ad Hominem, Black and White, Authority, and No True Scotsman. I have embedded the playlist below.



Your Logical Fallacy Is is a website that provides short explanations and examples of twenty-four common logical fallacies. Visitors to the site can click through the gallery to read the examples. Your Logical Fallacy Is also provides free PDF poster files that you can download and print.