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Editors: Christopher P. Horvath and James M. Forte
Book Description:
In reflective problem solving and thoughtful decision making using critical thinking one considers evidence, the context of judgment, the relevant criteria for making the judgment well, the applicable methods or techniques for forming the judgment, and the applicable theoretical constructs for understanding the problem and the question at hand. In this book, the authors present topical research in the study of critical thinking. Topics discussed include developing critical thinking through probability models; the promotion of critical thinking skills through argument mapping; an instructional model for teacher training in critical thinking; advanced academic literacy and critical thinking and critical thinking and higher education. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-xi

Rules for Reasoning Revisited: Toward a Scientific Conception of Critical Thinking
(D. Alan Bensley, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland, USA)pp.1-36

Critical Thinking and Systems Thinking
(Martin Reynolds, Communication and Systems Department, The Open University, United Kingdom)pp.37-68

Developing Critical Thinking through Probability Models
(Einav Aizikovitsh-Udi, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)pp.69-96

The Promotion of Critical Thinking Skills through Argument Mapping
(Christopher Dwyer, Michael Hogan, Ian Stewart, School of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland)pp.97-122

Beyond GDP ?: Towards a New System of Social Accounts
(Frédéric Lebaron, Université de Picardie-Jules Verne, France)pp.123-140

A Four-Component Instructional Model for Teacher Training in Critical-Thinking Instruction: Its Effectiveness and Influential Factors
(Yu-chu Yeh, Institute of Teacher Education, Research Center for Mind, Brain & Learning, Center for Creativity and Innovation Studies, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan)pp.141-158

Crucial Connections: An Exploration of Critical Thinking and Scholarly Writing
(Roisin Donnelly, Marian Fitzmaurice, Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland)pp.159-174

How Can Critical Thinking be Recognized in the Classroom?
(Patrícia Albergaria-Almeida, José Joaquim Cristino Teixeira-Dias, Mariana Martinho, Research Centre for Didactics and Technology in Teacher Education, Department of Education, University of Aveiro, Portugal)pp.175-188

Index pp.189-198

   Series:
      Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
      Perspectives on Cognitive Psychology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 209
   ISBN: 978-1-61324-419-7
   Status: AV
  
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