The engineers (using that as a catch-all term) think philosophy is airy-fairy and that critical thinking is only useful in problem-solving.
The bulk of religious parents think philosophy and critical thinking are a threat. spends more on education in total dollars terms and per capita than any other country in the world. The median wage for that, around $45,000, is pretty darned good.
Combining the hours spent studying and in class, students devoted less than a fifth of their time each week to academic pursuits.
By contrast, students spent 51 percent of their time — or 85 hours a week — socializing or in extracurricular activities.
Among other things, it’s how North Korea ends up at the top of that list.
This is part and parcel of the visualcy topic I post on from time to time.
S.: By the time our kids get to college it is too late to change habits por learn new skills that should have been taught to them in grade k-12 in my opinion. The traditional academic fields — math, science, history, philosophy, social sciences, etc. That’s pretty much the whole point of those fields: Applied reasoning.
This study does not merely condemn colleges, it throws a harsh light on our primary education system on this country. Students do not walk into college blank slates, but as products of the education they received for twelve years before that. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J. The vocational-technical field, meanwhile, are engaged in training and/or credentialing for the job market.
Once you start teaching critical thinking it’s entirely possible that a kid will have (gasp!
) ideas that diverge from his parents’ way of thinking. Particularly so when it comes to religion where a superstition-hobbled nation imagines that divergent thinking will actually condemn their child to eternal damnation in the lake of fire.