Critical Thinking

My colleague Elizabeth Mix gave me the idea for this song, suggesting that a song on one of our core curriculum student learning outcomes, “Critical Thinking,” would work to the tune of “Eleanor Rigby.” Let me know what you think. The lyrics are in the video above (click on the image if it does not show up as an embedded video) as well as below:

Critical Thinking

Ah, look at all the bold assertions

Ah, look at all the bold assertions

Critical thinking

Demanding evidence

Before something is believed

Do not be deceived

Investigation

Weighing the logic and arguments

For every claim

They’re not all the same

CHORUS

All the bold assertions

Where do they all come from?

They’re in contradiction

How will you choose just one?

Citing your sources

Means that you know you must show

How you know what you know

Don’t just say so

Doing your research

Seeking a second opinion or even a third

There’s more to be heard

CHORUS

All the bold assertions

Where do they all come from?

They’re in contradiction

How will you choose just one?

Checking credentials

Finding an expert

And not just some ideologue

Who happens to blog

Is there consensus?

Don’t believe someone just ‘cos

They have a PhD

It’s a fallacy

CHORUS

All the bold assertions

Where do they all come from?

They’re in contradiction

How will you choose just one?

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  • http://tunabay.com/ Keika

    Rewrite it to the song, “Paperback Writer” and critical thinking won’t put us thinking impaired people to sleep. :-)

  • Pseudonym

    It’s a good idea, but i can’t help thinking that the principle of charity should get a prominent mention.