Becoming Brilliant

Becoming Brilliant

What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children

Book - 2016
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While the U.S. economy becomes ever more information-driven, our system of education seems stuck on the idea that "content is king," neglecting other skills that 21st century citizens sorely need. Golinkoff and Hirsh-Pasek introduce the "6 Cs": collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence. They also show parents ways they can nurture their children's development in each area.
Publisher: Washington, DC :, American Psychological Association,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781433822391
Branch Call Number: 155.41315 G581b 2016
Characteristics: xiv, 314 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy - Author


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Feb 10, 2018

It is a good overview of skills we need in the 21st century. There are flaws though.

Want an example? In the “critical thinking” section, the authors use questioning vaccines as a lack of critical thinking. Their evidence- the Center for Disease Control says vaccines cause no harm so it must mean anyone who questions vaccines lacks critical thinking. See the irony? I am not a defender of anti-vaccines, but the authors own lack of critical thinking is ironic.

Jul 26, 2016

// Employers want to hire excellent communicators, critical thinkers, and innovators-in short, they want brilliant people. \\
Oh yeah? Just what country or time period are these so-called employers in, and how did they suddenly become able to recognize intelligence????


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