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Talavera, Isidoro – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2017
By highlighting the critical thinking that (1) analyzes and evaluates arguments for claims about vaccinations and autism, and (2) engages in a form of methodological skepticism that systematically and continuously asks Critical Questions, a philosophical approach is introduced to deal directly and systematically with students' (and publicly…
Descriptors: Immunization Programs, Autism, Misconceptions, Correlation
Talavera, Isidoro – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2016
There is a gap between the facts learned in a science course and the higher-cognitive skills of analysis and evaluation necessary for students to secure scientific knowledge and scientific habits of mind. Teaching science is not just about how we do science (i.e., focusing on just "accumulating undigested facts and scientific definitions and…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Critical Thinking, Philosophy, Science Education