Critical Thinking, a gateway to unlocking the knowledge economy | Shathani Rampa | TEDxUBotswana

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Shathani Rampa is a neuropsychologist, her talk is on the components of critical thinking e.g. Open mindedness, curiosity, active engagement, evaluation of information. She unpacks reasons all those components are important to a knowledge economy, and the ways in which societies can shift in order to foster those skills.

Shathani has focused her academic career on research around HIV and mental health, focusing on research that can lead to impacts on Botswana society. In addition, she is seeking to increase the profile of psychology in Botswana. Apart from her academic career, Shathani is an advocate for young people to become active citizens, especially in terms of their mind set. Shathani Rampa is a neuropsychologist, advocate, Christian, mother, and wife.
She studied psychology and politics at the University of Cape Town, and went on to complete her honours degree in psychology at the same institution. In 2012 she completed her MSc in Neuropsychology at the University of Bristol.

Shathani has focused her academic career on research around HIV and mental health, focusing on research that can lead to impacts on
Botswana society. In addition, she is seeking to increase the profile of psychology in Botswana. Shathani is working towards validating neuropsychological assessments for the Botswana population, to ensure fair and appropriate testing of Batswana.

Apart from her academic career, Shathani is an advocate for young people to become active citizens, especially in terms of their mind set. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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