A global education and technology platform partners with the Foundation for Critical Thinking to implement a mandatory course in critical thinking.
“The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not the learning of many facts, but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.” – Albert Einstein, 1921
Ubiquity University announced that it will work with partner institutions to launch a course on “Critical Thinking” to better prepare students for the complex world of work and professional challenges starting in January.
In what would seem a logical and obvious move by Ubiquity to teach students critical thinking, most public schools simply don’t have the time, resources, or incentive to impart the crucial skill set.
According to the Huffington Post, “State education departments mandate that so much material has to be covered that critical thinking cannot be taught, nor can the courses themselves be critically presented.”
The course in critical thinking will be required for all Ubiquity University students, and the Foundation for Critical Thinking will work with Ubiquity to design and implement one of the first graduate programs of its kind in the academic world.
“Through providing essential classes in critical thinking, we are providing graduates with the necessary skills to excel in the complex work world we now face,” said Ubiquity University president, Jim Garrison.
According to research from Educational Testing Software (ETS), “Critical thinking is one of the most important skills deemed necessary for college graduates to become effective contributors in the global workforce.” The study says 95% of Chief Academic Officers from 433 institutions rated this as one of the most important intellectual skills for their students.
However, it is typically not included in educational study. This means students finish high school or higher education without developing the valuable skills of critical thinking. Offering a required course in this discipline and developing a graduate program for this type of cognitive skill set addresses this global challenge.
The course and graduate program will be made available through Ubiquity University’s learning partners, such as The London Business School in Sri Lanka, Academies Australasia, and the UK’s Association of Business Executive (ABE) later this year – as well to individuals and institutions worldwide through Ubiquity’s online learning platform.