Critical Thinking and Learning

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Author: Mark Mason

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444306782

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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By introducing current debates in the field of critical thinkingand posing new questions from contributing scholars, CriticalThinking and Learning examines the received wisdom in the fieldof critical thinking and learning. Examines the different perspectives in the field of criticalthinking and learning Provides insights into critical thinking by posing newquestions from contributing authors Introduces cross-cultural viewpoints into the dominant'western'-based educational viewpoint Highlights differences among a variety of thinkers in thefield

AS Critical Thinking for OCR

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Author: Jacqui Thwaites

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435235819

Category: Critical thinking

Page: 88

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A Level Critical Thinking for OCR is a brand new course for a brand new A Level. All of the AS and A2 Student Books will inspire your critical thinkers and provide support for you as a specialist or non-specialist in Critical Thinking. AS Level Critical Thinking for OCR Unit 1 covers the first unit of AS Critical Thinking. * This brand new course covers the complete range of topics in the right amount of detail. * The AS Student Book for Unit 1 offers up-to-date, topical examples and scenarios covering current affairs and moral, social, ethical and philosophical issues to make Critical Thinking really come alive for your students. * This Student Book is differentiated to meet the needs of all your students' abilities by providing examples and activities that practise each skill at different levels. * Exam hints, revision tips, model answers, mark schemes and feedback help your students' fully prepare for their exams.

An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity

Think More, Think Better

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Author: J. Y. F. Lau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118033432

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

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A valuable guide on creativity and critical thinking to improve reasoning and decision-making skills Critical thinking skills are essential in virtually any field of study or practice where individuals need to communicate ideas, make decisions, and analyze and solve problems. An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity: Think More, Think Better outlines the necessary tools for readers to become critical as well as creative thinkers. By gaining a practical and solid foundation in the basic principles that underlie critical thinking and creativity, readers will become equipped to think in a more systematic, logical, and imaginative manner. Creativity is needed to generate new ideas to solve problems, and critical thinking evaluates and improves an idea. These concepts are uniquely introduced as a unified whole due to their dependence on each other. Each chapter introduces relevant theories in conjunction with real-life examples and findings from cognitive science and psychology to illustrate how the theories can be applied in numerous fields and careers. An emphasis on how theoretical principles of reasoning can be practical and useful in everyday life is featured, and special sections on presentation techniques, the analysis of meaning, decision-making, and reasoning about personal and moral values are also highlighted. All chapters conclude with a set of exercises, and detailed solutions are provided at the end of the book. A companion website features online tutorials that further explore topics including meaning analysis, argument analysis, logic, statistics, and strategic thinking, along with additional exercises and multimedia resources for continued study. An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity is an excellent book for courses on critical thinking and logic at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The book also serves as a self-contained study guide for readers interested in the topics of critical thinking and creativity as a unified whole.

Critical Thinking and Learning

An Encyclopedia for Parents and Teachers

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Author: Danny K. Weil,Joe L. Kincheloe

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313323898

Category: Education

Page: 532

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Examines how critical thinking can be taught in a variety of settings and disciplines.

Critical Thinking

Tools for Evaluating Research

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Author: Peter Nardi

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520291840

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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"Critical Thinking: A Methodology for Interpreting Information 'deconstructs' common errors in thinking and teaches students to become smarter consumers of research results. Written to complement a textbook or a collection of readings, this brief methods book strengthens students' ability to interpret information whenever and wherever data are used. It includes a wide range of examples along with end of chapter exercises for further discussion. This book will be a coursebook for the undergraduate social science courses where critical thinking, numeracy, and data literacy are common learning objectives"--Provided by publisher.

Grade 6 Numbers Critical Thinking Activities

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Author: Carol Eichel

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480772046

Category:

Page: 6

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Sharpen sixth graders' critical-thinking skills with these brain-teasing activities. Parents, students, and teachers will love these fun challenges, puzzles, and logical thinking pages. They're a great way to practice higher-order thinking skills.

Critical Thinking in Psychology

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Author: Robert J. Sternberg,Henry L. Roediger III,Diane F. Halpern

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521608343

Category: Psychology

Page: 340

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Explores key topics in psychology, showing how they can be critically examined.

Critical Thinking Skills

Effective Analysis, Argument and Reflection

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Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113755052X

Category: Critical thinking

Page: 309

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Critical Thinking, fourth edition

An Introduction to the Basic Skills

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Author: William Hughes,Jonathan Lavery

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551115733

Category: Philosophy

Page: 403

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"William Hughes's Critical Thinking, recently revised and updated by Jonathan Lavery, is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the essential skills required to make strong arguments. Hughes and Lavery give a thorough treatment of such traditional topics as deductive and inductive reasoning, logical fallacies and how to spot them, the importance of inference, how to recognise and avoid ambiguity, and how to assess what is or is not relevant to an argument. But they also cover a variety of topics not always treated in books of this sort - special concerns to keep in mind when reasoning about ethical matters and how the nature of a language can affect the structure of an argument. The book gives a lucid treatment of the differences between descriptive and evaluative meaning: one person's freedom fighter is another person's terrorist." "For the fourth edition, Jonathan Lavery has added a new chapter on scientific reasoning, expanded the treatment of analogies, added numerous examples, and revised and updated the text throughout."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Critical Thinking and Intelligence Analysis

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Author: David T. Moore

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437934927

Category:

Page: 134

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Contents: (1) How Do People Reason?; (2) What is Critical Thinking?; (3) What Can Be Learned from the Past?: Thinking Critically about Cuba: Deploying the Missiles; Assessing the Implications; Between Dogmatism and Refutation; Lacking: Disconfirmation; The Roles of Critical Thinking in the Cuban Crisis; Winners and Losers: The Crisis in Context; Ten Years Later, They Meet Again; Judgment; (4) How Can Intelligence Analysts Employ Critical Thinking?; (5) How Can Intelligence Analysts be Taught to Think Critically?; (6) How Does Critical Thinking Transform?; (7) What Other Points of View Exist?; (8) What Does the Future Hold?; (9) NSA¿s Critical Thinking and Structured Analysis Class Syllabus. Charts and tables.

Critical Thinking TACTICS for Nurses: Tracking, Assessing & Cultivating Thinking to Improve Competency-Based Strategies

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Author: Rubenfeld,Barbara K. Scheffer

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763747022

Category: Medical

Page: 294

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Critical Thinking TACTICS for Nurses addresses issues such as critical thinking language, awareness enhancement, the impact of critical thinking on quality care, mentoring the critical thinking of staff and students, and designing performance criteria for critical thinking. Drawing on research and expertise in teaching and practice, the authors have synthesized seventeen components of critical thinking in nursing with the Institute of Medicine’s five competencies: patient-centered care, interdisciplinary team work, evidence-based practice, informatics, and quality improvement.

Critical Thinking: A User’s Manual

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Author: Debra Jackson,Paul Newberry

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495814075

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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CRITICAL THINKING: A USER’S MANUAL offers an innovative skill-based approach to critical thinking that provides step-by-step tools for learning to evaluate arguments. Students build a complete skill set by recognizing, analyzing, diagramming, and evaluating arguments; later chapters encourage application of the basic skills to categorical, truth-functional, analogical, generalization, and causal arguments as well as fallacies. The exercises throughout the text engage readers in active learning, integrate writing as part of the critical thinking process, and emphasize skill transference. A special feature, called Your Turn! encourages students to not just skim through the book’s explanations, but stop, think, and apply what they are learning. CRITICAL THINKING: A USER’S MANUAL offers multiple opportunities for different kinds of practice and options for appealing to different learning styles. The quantity and variety of exercises allow for group work, reflection and application, and writing practice as well as traditional homework exercises. Aplia, an online homework solution that increases student effort and engagement, is available as an option with this text to provide additional critical thinking practice with immediate feedback to reinforce the skills students are building in class. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Critical Thinking and Reasoning

Current Research, Theory, and Practice

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Author: Daniel Fasko

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 393

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This volume integrates the various perspectives on critical thinking and attempts to stimulate new thinking about thinking.

Critical Thinking

Step by Step

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Author: Robert Cogan

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761810674

Category: Philosophy

Page: 381

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This book is a comprehensive introduction to critical thinking skills and the philosophical and factual bases of critical thinking. Contents: DEGREESI ANALYSIS OF REASONING. Short Simple Reasoning; Longer More Complex Discourse. EVALUATION OF REASONING. Basic Concepts of Evaluation; Degrees of Support Reasons Give to Conclusions; Critical Life Decisions: Complete Evaluation of Reasoning; Syllogistic Logic; Reasoning with Statements; Moderate to Fallacious Arguments. EVALUATING UNSUPPORTED BELIEFS. Justification, Paradigms, and Reasoning; Seeing, Reasoning and Scientific Justification; Justification in Law; Philosophical Dialectic and High Justification; Religion and Science; Pseudoscience as Unjustified Statements; The United States and the Global Corporate Economy. Appendices; Index; Bibliography; Exer

Critical Thinking For Psychology

A Student Guide

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Author: Mark Forshaw

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405191171

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

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"This book is about critical thinking applied to psychology. In order to do just that, I have to take you on a journey somewhat, into other areas first"--

Fables for Developing Skeptical and Critical Thinking in Psychology

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Author: John Marton

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 141203647X

Category: Psychology

Page: 116

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I have found that the greatest obstacle to learning critical thinking skills in psychology is the illusion of knowledge. Learners come with life experience, pop beliefs, and smatterings of pseudoscientific information including many myths and misconceptions. For development in thinking to occur, questioning about preexisting knowledge must take place. It is the illusion of certain knowledge that may impede learning. How to gently create doubt about misinformation and open up learners or seekers to empirically based information? A frontal assaut on learners' current beliefs may not be the best approach. It may only further convince the believers in psychics, horoscope, alternate healers, and unbounded self improvement that empirical psychology holds nothing for them. It may have the same discouraging effect on those who are struggling in other ways with the inevitable problems that human beings have. In the war between the forces of organized irrationality and the methods of science, this book holds a unique place. Through a series of ten interconnected narratives or 'fables', it explores the cognitive processes that make us vulnerable to irrationality and provides a world view based on psychological science. The topics of the fables parallel the organization of standard introductory psychology texts. For example, the first five fables deal with critical thinking, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, and memory. The fables illustrate how illusory correlation, confirmation bias, hindsight bias, mental sets, selective attention and memory as well as other social cognitive processes lead to the adoption and maintenance of common misconceptions. The fables promote comprehension and application of basic psychological principles. Use of these particular fables in learning and teaching has been shown to reduce beliefs in the paranormal. The fables and accompanying discussion and assignment guides provide an actice, engaging, and memorable way to learn.

Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

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Author: Merrilee H. Salmon

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133711642

Category: Education

Page: 528

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Designed for students with no prior training in logic, INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC AND CRITICAL THINKING offers an accessible treatment of logic that enhances understanding of reasoning in everyday life. The text begins with an introduction to arguments. After some linguistic preliminaries, the text presents a detailed analysis of inductive reasoning and associated fallacies. This order of presentation helps to motivate the use of formal methods in the subsequent sections on deductive logic and fallacies. Lively and straightforward prose assists students in gaining facility with the sometimes challenging concepts of logic. By combining a sensitive treatment of ordinary language arguments with a simple but rigorous exposition of basic principles of logic, the text develops students' understanding of the relationships between logic and language, and strengthens their skills in critical thinking. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

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Author: Mal Leicester

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 144116149X

Category: Education

Page: 136

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Learning how to be critical and how to think for oneself are vital elements of becoming an independent learner. Critical thinking could be thought of as a tool box of skills which enables us to think more deeply, clearly and logically about our beliefs; providing a platform for making sound and valid decisions. Not only will this book help you to develop your students, but it will also further develop your own critical thinking. Each chapter contains an illustrative story to help apply the abstract ideas, such as rational thought and moral and ethical reflection, to concrete, everyday situations. There is also a complete children's story at the end of the book to help you introduce philosophy to children. This book explains the essential elements of critical thinking and why it is integral to the lifelong process of becoming educated.

An A to Z of Critical Thinking

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Author: Beth Black

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826436951

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

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Critical thinking is becoming increasingly prominent as an academic discipline taught and examined in schools and universities, as well as a crucial skill for everyday life. To be a successful critical thinker it is vital to understand how the different concepts and terms are defined and used. The terminology often presents a stumbling block for the beginner, since much of it is used imprecisely in everyday language. This definitive A to Z guide provides precise definitions for over 130 terms and concepts used in critical thinking. Each entry presents a short definition followed by a more detailed explanation and authoritative clarification. Armed with the tools and knowledge provided in these pages, the reader will be able to distinguish an assertion from an argument, a flaw from a fallacy, a correlation from a cause and a fact from an opinion. The book is an invaluable resource for teachers and students of critical thinking, providing all the tools necessary to effectively analyse, evaluate, question and reason for yourself.

Thinking Critically About Critical Thinking

A Workbook to Accompany Halpern's Thought & Knowledge

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Author: Diane F. Halpern,Heidi R. Riggio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136605835

Category: Education

Page: 256

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A workbook for Thought & Knowledge, Fourth Edition by Diane F Halpern, Thinking Critically About Critical Thinking, Fourth Edition is filled with new exercises to reinforce learning and practice newly acquired skills. This workbook can be purchased in a student package with Thought & Knowledge or as a separate item.