Australian outfit Bridge8 and animator James Houston created six videos (about 2 minutes each) tackling various aspects of critical thinking. These videos target kids ages 8-10 and kids ages 13- 15.
The videos cover topics such as the basics of logic, the scientific method and the psychological pitfalls such as Gambler’s Fallacy and confirmation bias. Though designed for school kids, these videos can also resonate with grown ups. These videos adapt the 1950s animation style, most identifiable to Saul Bass.
These films are designed to promote the educational resources on critical thinking provided by TechNYou. TechNYou is a public information project funded by the Australian government. The videos are part Minute Physics, part Dot and Line and part 60-Second Adventures in Thought. These videos are released under a Creative Commons License.
Now if you need someone to learn how to defend themselves against bad logic, just refer them to these videos and they should be peachy. Click on the link below to watch the other videos.
Source: BrainpickingsFiled Under: Concepts & Design