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About 7000 year 11 students will sit a new critical thinking exam this year, which has been developed as universities and employers stress jobs of the future will require more than the traditional subjects taught in the Higher School Certificate.

The optional 90-minute online test includes 60 questions that assess logical reasoning and analytical reasoning skills, and students get a detailed report on how they performed in relation to their peers and the areas they need to improve.

"[The NSW Education Standards Authority] is offering the test to year 11 students to provide them with an opportunity to demonstrate their critical thinking capabilities and receive feedback before starting their HSC year," NESA's chief executive David de Carvalho said.

"The test assesses a student's ability to interpret ideas, identify arguments, detect inconsistencies in reasoning and solve problems, capabilities that are widely considered essential for students at school, university, in the workplace and other life contexts."
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All politicians should be required to pass this kind of test before being allowed to enter politics. It actually seems possible this might be implemented in the future!
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@KiP: Yes! Along with regular, random, drug/alcohol and probity tests.
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@KiP: Yes! Along with regular, random, drug/alcohol and probity tests.
The drugs and alcohol are of no concern. They possibly aid critical thinking in a politician and as a preventive against the damaging effects of wowserism. Trump is a bloody wowser. He knows he personally can't afford one drink. They are rather common in conservatism, the sanctified Christian wing. Churchill drank a bottle of scotch a day. He probably lit the daily cigar eventually.

Probity is the call. And intellectual honesty, critical thinking.
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Good call. Lets wait till grade 11 to think about thinking.
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@KiP: Yes! Along with regular, random, drug/alcohol and probity tests.
The drugs and alcohol are of no concern. They possibly aid critical thinking in a politician and as a preventive against the damaging effects of wowserism. Trump is a bloody wowser. He knows he personally can't afford one drink. They are rather common in conservatism, the sanctified Christian wing. Churchill drank a bottle of scotch a day. He probably lit the daily cigar eventually.

Probity is the call. And intellectual honesty, critical thinking.
Still the blokey boozy culture can be an excuse for refusing to think
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Good call. Lets wait till grade 11 to think about thinking.
Likewise we can start talking about sex education, or not, according to the State or Territory, at High School.
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@KiP: Yes! Along with regular, random, drug/alcohol and probity tests.
No to the drug tests, that will just see politicians like Fiona Patten kicked out, or can we exempt the ones who openly admit it? lol

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No to the drug tests, that will just see politicians like Fiona Patten kicked out, or can we exempt the ones who openly admit it? lol

Not for "having used" - I am no prohibitionist, but I would suspend members who read positive for enough of anything to impair their judgement.

A certain beetrooty-looking senior member would be a possible example.
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Not for "having used" - I am no prohibitionist, but I would suspend members who read positive for enough of anything to impair their judgement.

A certain beetrooty-looking senior member would be a possible example.

Most would test positive for religious addiction, and are therefore disqualified. Some people can't hold their liquor, and some people can't hold their god, like Cory Bernardi and co.
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