It is no doubt that the world has changed; the evolution of the internet has ushered us into an age where we are able to receive quantimous amounts of information. We receive more information in a single day in a newspaper than our ancestors would receive in their entire lifetime, and when we put the World Wide Web and all of its potential into the equation, then our access to information and it’s possibilities becomes absolutely infinite.
Today, at our current pace there are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each but that pace is only accelerating with the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT).
The internet and the use of social media in all of its glory has made broadcasters out of all of us, and we can broadcast absolutely anything, from facts about the world to what we had for breakfast this morning. And while we are so lucky to have easy access to the sea of information about almost everything we want to find out about, from the mechanisms of an airplane to the intricate anatomy of the butterfly, from Descartes’ infamous philosophy (I think therefore I am), and then the counter arguments against those thoughts (I am, with or without thought, and the space before thinking). We can learn absolutely anything online, but how do we know if what we are learning is correct?
Ziyyara can help you with that.
The internet is absolutely incredible in its ability to answer so many of our questions and to provide us with answers we never even had the questions for.
Ziyyara recognizes the pros and cons of the blessing that is the internet.
We understand that within the quantimous amounts of information we receive comes the realization that we do not have the time to sift through it all. We realize that for every point of view online there is an opposing view. When we turn to the internet to make up our minds it is not surprising that we may become confused and more lost than when our journey began.
The information we need is all there, there is no doubt about it. What we need to do is sift through it, but we don’t have enough time to sift through it all, that’s the problem. What we need to do is be smart about it. In an era of information, critical thinking becomes a key skill to acquire.
In a sea of data how do we find the information we need? How do we separate the facts from the fiction as we make our way through the sea of information, we have access to?
Maybe we need to ask more of the right questions to find the answers that we seek.
Maybe we need to be more skeptical amidst the mass of information received.
Maybe we need to check the legitimacy of our sources before accepting them as truths.
At Ziyyara we believe everyone has a right to truth. And so we pride ourselves in being able to armor you with the skills you need to discover these truths for yourself.
Maybe we need to double check the truths we receive, holding them against the other sources to see what information repeats itself as truths across multiple sources. Maybe we need to be open minded enough to look at our facts analytically to derive from them our own point of views.
Critical thinking means being smart about it. Critical thinking by definition means the analysis of facts to form judgement. This is recognized as especially important when it comes to complex subjects where different and opposing definitions, opinions and facts exist. It means not taking everything at face value but digging deeper to discover which truths remain when you have thrown everything up in the air for questioning and judgement.
In essence, to shake everything to disintegration, and to see what truths remain when everything is gone. Critical thinking allows us to tackle difficult problems and to find solutions from it, it allows us to differentiate fact from fiction -a skill so incredibly critical in this age of information we are living in.
I believe that in this sea of information we can learn critical thinking, and in doing so we learn how to learn, how to obtain solid truths from the ocean of data we are able to receive from the World Wide Web.
The way we learn has changed, but the potential is always growing.
At Ziyyara we can teach you how to think critically. We can teach you how to swim in a sea of information, to be open minded enough to take in different and sometimes even opposing views on the same subject, to analyze the different arguments in a clear and confident way and to emerge from it with truths you are confident about.