Critical Thinking : Tools for Taking Charge of Your Learning and Your Life
Appropriate for one or two semester courses in Critical Thinking or Student Success.This text approaches critical thinking as a process by which one takes charge of, and responsibility for, one's thinking. It provides both a holistic theme that runs through-out and practical analytic and evaluative tools that can be used to target and improve specific dimensions of thinking. It is designed to foster the development of critical thinking skills and abilities as well as intellectual dispositions such as fair-mindedness, intellectual humility, and intellectual integrity. Based on 20 years of teaching and research with the Center For Critical Thinking, the approach is an eminently practical one. It is filled with Think-For-Yourself activities and examples from everyday life. It shows the reader how to use critical thinking to achieve deep and significant learning in all disciplines and subjects.
- Paperback | 428 pages
- 172.7 x 231.1 x 12.7mm | 680.4g
- 28 Aug 2001
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- Illustrations, ports.
Table of contents
Introduction. 1. Becoming a Fair-Minded Thinker. 2. The First Four Stages of Development. 3. Self-Understanding. 4. The Parts of Thinking. 5. The Standards for Thinking. 6. Asking Questions That Lead to Good Thinking. 7. Master the Thinking, Master the Content. 8. Designing Your Own Learning. 9. Evaluating Your Own Learning. 10. Making Decisions. 11. Solving Problems. 12. Taking Charge of Your Irrational Tendencies. 13. Monitoring Your Sociocentric Tendencies. 14. Developing as an Ethical Reasoner. 15. Learning & Using Information Critically & Ethically: Part One. 16. Learning & Using Information Critically & Ethically: Part Two. 17. Strategic Thinking, Part One. 18. Strategic Thinking, Part Two. 19. Becoming an Advanced Thinker. Appendices: A. Critical Questions about Critical Thinking. B. Sample Analyses of "The Logic Of..." C. Article: "Iraq Is a Pediatrician's Hell: No Way to Stop the Dying." Glossary. References. Index.