Why CT Summer School?
Inquiry and critical thinking represent a fundamental element of the education and scientific advancement as the basis for the overall development of any society. The critical thinking that usually revolves around the conceptualization, application, analysis and synthesis of the facts objectively, evaluation and re-evaluation of the information and widely used ideas, concepts and social norms though the logical questioning.
The emergence of the new channels of communication enabled the spread of the information as well as “possession” of information rapidly in recent years. Also, the emergence of social networks and media fostered the possibility to impose certain views, ideas and values to its audience. In the current world, the information or its possession became less relevant, but the fact what you will do or how you will react, understand and interpret certain information became vital. Therefore, critical thinking, in a world characterized by overrepresentation of information that will teach us to distinguish the important/unimportant, true/false, valuable/worthless information is needed more than ever. In addition the ethics and morality as the basis for peaceful coexistence and understanding of humanity should represent a starting point for the critical understanding and re-examination of the world in which we live.
Bosnia and Herzegovina despite its ethnic, cultural and religious richness due to the recent war experience, segregation and division set the narrow-minded worldview among its citizens. Furthermore, the existence of several narratives usually ethno-centrically defined and oriented, in addition to the high/level corruption, emigration, lack of job-opportunities and other socio-political issues demands the new approach and critical (re)evaluation.
Aims, Description and Learning outcomes
CT Summer School will provide a platform for theoretical, comparative and historical re-examination of the major world processes. This summer school will not only consider or focus on the critical thinking as such, but it will attempt to incorporate the major ideas, views and philosophy their critical re-evaluation with the requirements of time. The lectures and short-courses will be using a multidisciplinary approach aiming to provide an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students, early-career scholars and researcher but also professionals to:
- Apply the critical thinking method
- Critically reevaluate all opinions, facts and information
- Enable independent use and assessment of the information focusing on the fake-news and its critical reevaluation.
- Examine and critically re-asses the significance of the alternative facts in current world
The significance of such summer school does not lay only in the fact of acquiring the knowledge or gathering the information, but on the ability of critically think and rethink the key processes, information and the knowledge that we are facing within our everyday lives.