If Colleges Don’t Teach Thinking – Who Will (us)
According to a Wall Street Journal analysis of 200 nonpublic colleges: Many Colleges Fail to Improve Critical-Thinking Skills
At The Training Doctor, sadly, we are not surprised. It’s why we have an entire curriculum dedicated to teaching thinking skills.
Here are a couple of highlights (lowlights?) found in the WSJ analysis :
- At more than half of schools, at least a third of seniors were unable to make a cohesive argument, assess the quality of evidence in a document or interpret data in a table
- Test results indicate the average graduate shows little or no improvement in critical thinking over four years
- Some academic experts, education researchers and employers say the Journal’s findings are a sign of the failure of America’s higher-education system to arm graduates with analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in a fast-changing, increasingly global job market
You can see the full article here.
And we can help you to overcome this problem – if your incoming employees are suffering from an education that hasn’t actually educated them – by clicking here. At The Training Doctor, we teach thinking skills.