Published on May 22, 2020 by Sean Flynt
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.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.