Critical Thinking: An Exploration Of Theory And Practice
 by Jennifer MoonCritical Thinking: An Exploration Of Theory And Practice
 by Jennifer Moon

Critical Thinking: An Exploration Of Theory And Practice

byJennifer MoonEditorJennifer Moon

Paperback | October 30, 2007

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In this book, Jennifer Moon explores and clarifies critical thinking and provides practical guidance for improving student learning and supporting the teaching process.

Key themes covered include:

  • different views of and approaches to critical thinking with an emphasis on a practical basis that can be translated into use in the classroom.
  • links between learning, thinking and writing
  • the place of critical thinking alongside other academic activities such as reflective learning and argument
  • critical thinking and assessment, class environments, staff knowledge and development, writing tasks and oral tasks.

Teachers in all disciplines in post-compulsory education will find this approach to defining and improving students¿ critical thinking skills invaluable.

Jennifer Moon works at the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, Bournemouth University and as a freelance consultant. She is a National Teaching Fellow Award winner. Her other books include Learning Journals, Handbook of Reflective and Experiential Learning, Module and Programme Development Handbook, Reflection and Learning in Prof...
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Title:Critical Thinking: An Exploration Of Theory And PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:October 30, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415411793

ISBN - 13:9780415411790

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Table of Contents

@contents:Preface

Part 1 Introduction to the book

Chapter 1 Introduction: the topic, the content, the writer ¿

Part 2: Mapping the territory of critical thinking

Chapter 2 Critical thinking as an elusive concept: what critical thinking might be¿.

Chapter 3 Approaches to critical thinking in the literature

Chapter 4 Some of the broader issues of critical thinking ¿ standards, objectivity and the cultural basis

Part 3: The person as a critical thinker

Chapter 5 The role of emotion, language and curiosity in critical thinking

Chapter 6 ¿Academic assertiveness¿: being appropriately assertive as a thinker

Part 4 Taking Stock

Chapter 7 Critical thinking ¿ a pause to take stock¿..

Part 5 Epistemological development and depth in critical thinking

Chapter 8 Critical thinking and learners¿ conceptions of knowledge

Chapter 9 Depth in critical thinking

Part 6 Critical thinking and pedagogy

Chapter 10 A defining statement on critical thinking and an introduction to the pedagogy Chapter 11 The pedagogy of critical thinking

Chapter 12 The Pedagogy of Academic Assertiveness

Part 7 Resources Section

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