Feedback has started to come in from science teachers who received a TiS resource pack this week. Of the twenty-five responses so far, sixteen teachers have said that the DVDs are a useful classroom resource, and only nine have said they will not be using them.
Here are comments made by teachers who welcomed the resource:
"Thanks for sending the two DVDs to the science department. I watched one today and will be using it in critical thinking lessons to illustrate flaws in arguments."
I can’t help thinking they have shot themselves in the foot with that quote. The Critical Thinking teacher will have used the resource as an example of faulty argument construction. Perhaps this group just don’t know how education works. The FAQ page is full of such faulty reasoning, conclusions that just don’t derive from their own evidence, and big big assumptions that have no justification. Read up on the link.