It Is One of the Best Open Online Courses. All It Does Is Teach You How to Think

Harvard, MIT and... Al-Qasemi: According to remote-learning giant edX, Al-Qasemi Academic College from a small Arab-Israeli town boasts one the world’s 12 best digital courses

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The creators of the online course: Media director Gidi Yehoshua, left, academics Yoram Harpaz and Abeer Watted, and director Shai Katzav.
The creators of the online course: Media director Gidi Yehoshua, left, academics Yoram Harpaz and Abeer Watted, and director Shai Katzav.Credit: Rami Shllush
Lior Dattel
Lior Dattel

When Yoram Harpaz went to Harvard 20 years ago to write his doctoral thesis, he never thought that it would one day form the basis of one of the 12 best digital courses in the world.

In fact, Harpaz, now a professor of education, was close to giving up. When he sat down in front of his computer at the univeresity library, he came across an avalanche of books and articles on his subject: teaching thinking, which strives to develop good, creative, critical thinking.

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