Category Archives: Critical thinking

Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument

This leading guide helps students to develop reflective thinking skills, improve their critical analysis and construct arguments more effectively. Written by Stella Cottrell, a leader in the field with over one million book sales to date, this text breaks down … Continue reading

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Teaching controversy to teach critical thinking

Creationism and intelligent design are terms used to describe supernatural explanations for the origin of life, and the diversity of species on this planet. Many scientists have argued that the science classroom is no place for discussion of creationism. When … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking is the capacity to distinguish between valid and invalid processes of inference and information sources; it requires the formation of beliefs based upon sound reasoning. The word critical derives from the Greek word “critic” and implies a critique; … Continue reading

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Imagining dialogue can boost critical thinking

Examining an issue as a debate or dialogue between two sides helps people apply deeper, more sophisticated reasoning, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Envisioning opposing views leads to a … Continue reading

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The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity

Kids walk into schools full of wonder and questions. How you, as an educator, respond to students’ natural curiosity can help further their own exploration and shape the way they learn today and in the future. The traditional system of … Continue reading

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Teaching Thinking – the Practice of Philosophy with Children

One important goal of education is helping young people to develop their ability to think for themselves irresponsible way. That means to learn how to think more reflectively and therefore to acquaint children with the tools that are required to … Continue reading

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Thinking in Education

In “Thinking in Education”, Matthew Lipman views the concept of “schooling without thinking” as completely contrary to everything education should be. It destroys creativity and the natural impulse to learn by constricting the young child. To illustrate his point, the … Continue reading

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Encouraging Reflective and Critical Thinking – An Action Research exploration of Teaching and Learning

Using act, reflect, and revise cycles of action research, this study explores ways of encouraging students to think about their thinking, their reading strategies, and their comprehension of the text while reading. Sentence starters, questions, and discussions guide their thinking … Continue reading

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Education for Critical Consciousness

Famous for his advocacy of ‘critical pedagogy’, Paulo Freire was Latin America’s foremost educationalist, a thinker, and writer whose work and ideas continue to exert enormous influence in education throughout the world today. Education for Critical Consciousness is the main … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking as Dialectics: a Hegelian-Marxist Approach

Admitting that the peculiarity of education doesn‟t merely lie in the acquisition of knowledge, as a compilation of data, but that it refers to the fostering, within the pedagogical relationship, of universal human capabilities, the ability to think  being cardinal … Continue reading

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