Canberra Skeptics Lecture: Unskepticism in Education

Speaker: Eran Segev
Date: Friday, 15 May 2015
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Ainslie Football Club, 52 Wakefield Ave, Ainslie ACT 2602
Free Admission

It is universally acknowledged that education is important, but there are so many trends, fashions and concepts in education, many of which are mutually exclusive or even contradictory, that they cannot all be right. In this talk, Eran looks at some of the more egregious cases of lack of critical thinking in education.

Eran Segev is the President of Australian Skeptics Inc., a team member of the Skeptic Zone podcast, a regular contributor to the Skeptic Magazine, and a public speaker on matters relating to science, skepticism and critical thinking. To pay the bills, Eran works as a manager in IT. Eran’s main areas of interest in skepticism are autism, due to his close personal experience with it and with the quackery that surrounds it, and education, which he sees as the main driver of change for good in the world. In particular, Eran thinks critical thinking is the core of good education and that children can – and should – easily be trained to think critically from a very young age.

Dinner will follow the lecture in the Ainslie Football Club restaurant. To RSVP for the dinner please email mail@nullcanberraskeptics.org.au.

Canberra Skeptics Inc. is a non-profit association incorporated in the Australian Capital Territory for the purpose of promoting critical thinking. For further information about Canberra Skeptics, please visit our website: http://www.canberraskeptics.org.au