Published on May 22, 2020 by Sean Flynt  
Stephen Chew
Stephen Chew
Samford University psychology professor Stephen Chew is an internationally celebrated  educator and scholar. Surveying the extreme challenges of COVID-19, Chew offers thoughts on how to develop essential skills required to meet those challenges even in the absence of prior experience and knowledge. “While critical thinking is most often seen (and studied) in situations where prior knowledge matters, it is in unprecedented situations like this pandemic where more general critical thinking skills emerge and can make a crucial difference in terms of decision making and problems solving,” Chew writes in a new essay–What Pandemics Can Teach Us About Critical Thinking and Metacognition at www.improvewithmetacognition.com. Read the essay here.