Thursday, April 23, 2015

New Critical Thinking Certification Give Students an Advantage in College and Job Applications








For Immediate Release:                                                                                     

April 24, 2015

12:00PM (EST)                            



New Critical Thinking Certification Give Students an Advantage in College and Job Applications



Atlanta, GA—April 24, 2015---Core Edge Image & Charisma Institute (Core Edge) recently developed the IBAR Critical Thinking Method (IBAR) certification to help students bolster their college and job applications in response to corporate employers’ desire to see more college graduates and new employees become effective critical thinkers and  problem solvers.  According to St. Olaf Institutional Research & Evaluation website, “Eighty-one percent of employers say students should place more emphasis on developing critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills; 63% say they should place more emphasis on developing quantitative reasoning skills.” IBAR is a hybrid critical thinking method influenced by the legal analysis used in American law schools and the qualitative and quantitative research methods used in graduate school programs. Core Edge introduced Atlanta Public School’s GED students to IBAR and credits this method for improving critical thinking, research and writing skills. 


Core Edge’s founder and developer of IBAR Edward Brown says, “We decided that encouraging students to earn a Certificate of Training in critical thinking for their college and job applications would give them an edge in the marketplace.  We certify students so that they can use the certificate as documented proof that they can diagnose and solve problems, which is a prerequisite for high-level positions. If two students have equal qualifications, the student who is a certified critical thinker will most likely be selected by colleges as well as secure desired employment.”


IBAR will be marketed to corporations and educational institutions for classroom and online education consisting of seven sessions (one hour each) for critical thinking certification.

Core Edge Image & Charisma Institute is an applied research and Internet marketing company that creates digital products and services to solve problems in niche markets. Core Edge Image & Charisma Institute was founded in Atlanta in 2002.


For more information on the IBAR Critical Thinking Method certification, visit: http://elearning.coreedgecharisma.com or call: (678) 698-3386.


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New Critical Thinking Certification Makes Students Smarter and More Marketable







For immediate release:                                                                                     
April 16, 2015
12:00PM (EST)

New Critical Thinking Certification Makes Students Smarter and More Marketable

Atlanta, GA—April 16, 2015---Core Edge Image & Charisma Institute recently developed the IBAR Critical Thinking Method (IBAR) certification for students in response to corporate employers’ desire to see employees become more effective thinkers in the workplace.  According to St. Olaf Institutional Research & Evaluation website, “Eighty-one percent of employers say students should place more emphasis on developing critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills; 63% say they should place more emphasis on developing quantitative reasoning skills.” IBAR is a hybrid critical thinking method influenced by the legal analysis used in American law schools and the qualitative and quantitative research methods used in master’s degree programs within universities, but geared for the layperson.

Core Edge Image & Charisma Institute founder and developer of IBAR Edward Brown says, “Although the Internet was supposed to make individuals smarter, it actually has done the opposite by producing a society of non-thinkers.  If you can begin thinking about the world, critically and creatively, you can begin transforming it. We certify students so that they can use the certificate as proof that they can diagnose and solve problems for their college and employment applications.  If two students have equal qualifications, the student who is a certified critical thinker will be selected by colleges as well secure desired employment.  Typically, to be valuable as an employee, you should be either making or saving the company money. If you are not doing one or the other, you are expendable. IBAR allows you to do both.”

IBAR will be marketed to corporations and educational institutions for online education consisting of seven sessions (one-hour each) for critical thinking certification.


Core Edge Image & Charisma Institute is an applied research and Internet marketing company that creates digital products and services to solve problems in niche markets. Core Edge Image & Charisma Institute was founded in Atlanta in 2002.

or call: (678) 698-3386.
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Author Starts Tutoring Company After Improving the Writing and Critical Thinking Skills of Atlanta Public School’s GED Students


For Immediate Release:                                                                             

April 9, 2015

12:00PM (EST)



Survey says that a wide margin of college graduates can’t write well



Atlanta, GA—April 9, 2015---Published author and researcher Edward Brown of Core Edge Image & Charisma Institute has added an online writing tutoring service to the company in a quest to help more students become college prepared and workforce ready. A survey by the Workforce Solutions Group at St. Louis Community College found that more than 60% of employers said applicants lacked “communication and interpersonal skills...” A wide margin of managers also said today’s applicants can’t think critically and creatively, solve problems, or write well (White 2013).  After reading these statistics, Brown saw an opportunity to supplement high school and college education by applying graduate school methods to learning.  Brown introduced Atlanta Public School’s GED students to the IRAC Method taught in most law schools for critical thinking as well as the rudiments for writing master’s level thesis papers. Brown credits using graduate school methodology as instrumental to improving high school students’ thinking and writing.


Brown, says, “I didn’t want to become involved in a ‘me too’ venture with the larger tutoring companies. When I read the Workforce Solutions Group survey, the need for better writing, critical thinking and problem solving skills resonated with me. With my law school experience coupled with a research-based master’s degree, I felt I could outcompete the larger tutoring companies by implementing graduate school level teaching to students. When previously low-performing students began researching and writing at a college level, I knew I was onto something. This venture affords me the opportunity to do good and well simultaneously.”  


Core Edge Image & Charisma Institute is an applied research and internet marketing company that creates digital products and services to solve problems in niche markets. Core Edge Image & Charisma Institute was founded in Atlanta in 2002.


Reference


White, M.C. (2013 Nov. 10). The real reason new college grads can’t get hired. Time Inc.. Retrieved from: http://business.time.com/2013/11/10/the-real-reason-new-college-grads-cant-get-hired


For more information about Core Edge, visit http://elearning.coreedgecharisma.com or Call: (678) 698-3386.

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