Critical Thinking: An Exploration of Theory and Practice by Jennifer Moon

By Jennifer Moon

During this ebook, Jennifer Moon explores and clarifies serious considering and gives useful advice for making improvements to scholar studying and helping the instructing method. Key topics lined contain: assorted perspectives of and ways to serious pondering with an emphasis on a realistic foundation that may be translated into use within the lecture room. hyperlinks among studying, considering and writing where of serious pondering along different educational actions resembling reflective studying and argument serious considering and evaluate, type environments, employees wisdom and improvement, writing initiatives and oral initiatives. lecturers in all disciplines in post-compulsory schooling will locate this method of defining and enhancing scholars’ severe considering abilities important.

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He acknowledges that ‘Most schools equate thinking with logic’ [cover], but goes on to say that logic is a tool that shows ‘what is implicit in the concepts used [in argument] and to expose contradiction’ (de Bono, 1982: 77). He implies that logic may have held its popularity because, while it was considered that students should be taught how to think, other than logic there seemed to be little to grasp hold of and to then teach – what set of rules for thinking was there, apart from logic? De Bono’s popularity and the range of different approaches he has developed as means of ‘grasping hold of ’ thinking, stand as contrary evidence to this.

It might be difficult directly to equate the situation for teachers in the USA to that of the UK since there has been a different evolution of the topic of critical thinking in American education. What do learners think critical thinking is? We now focus on a piece of work that involved the views of critical thinking of learners. The work analysed the views of the learners and begins to indicate some of the many elements that come into critical thinking – which make its definition so complicated.

Reflection, for example, might promote a view of ‘looking back on something’ more than critical thinking (Chapter 10). Common-sense views of critical thinking It has been suggested that a ‘defining statement’ involves the gathering in of boundaries and that we need to gather some ideas that involve ‘common sense’ considerations of critical thinking. As with other concepts, such as reflective learning, we start by looking at the idea of critical thinking in everyday speech – and what is implied by it.

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