Teaching for Critical Thinking Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions

ISBN-10: 0470889349
ISBN-13: 9780470889343
Edition: 2012
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

In Teaching for Critical Thinking, Stephen Brookfield builds on his last three decades of experience running workshops and teaching courses on critical thinking to explore how student learn to think this way, and what teachers can do the help students develop this capacity. He outlines a basic protocol of critical thinking as a learning process that focuses on uncovering and checking assumptions, exploring alternative perspectives, and taking informed actions as a result. Written to address the broad range of disciplines, this book fosters a shared understanding of critical thinking and helps to various constituencies adapt general principles to specific disciplinary contexts.

Preface vii
About the Author
What Is Critical Thinking?
Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines
How Critical Thinking Is Learned
Introducing Basic Protocols of Critical Thinking
Developing Critical Complexity: Intermediate and Advanced Protocols
Reading and Writing Critically
Integrating Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum
Making Discussions Critical
Misunderstandings, Challenges, and Risks
Modeling Critical Thinking
References
Index

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