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Critical Thinking Can Be Taught

[Source:  Science Daily]

10-12-years-olds can be taught how to think critically at school, even with few teachers and limited resources. Parents can also be taught to assess claims about health effects.

These findings come from two research articles published in The Lancet.

In a randomized trial of 120 schools and over 10,000 children in Uganda, researchers evaluated the effects of a program aimed to teach 10-12-year-old pupils how to critically assess health effect claims. In a parallel study, the effect of a podcast intended to teach over 500 parents was also evaluated.

This study was the first of its kind to evaluate whether teaching primary school pupils how to critically assess health claims had any effect.

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