Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Learning and Your Life / Edition 1by Richard Paul, Linda Elder, Linda Elder
Pub. Date: 07/27/2000
Widely sought as professional development leaders, Paul and Elder have conducted hundreds of workshops for university faculty all over the world. Their work speaks to the universal need to develop a sharp, open, and analytical mind. Tools that enable us to take charge of our learning and our lives are the very same tools that can help us all do more than merely
Widely sought as professional development leaders, Paul and Elder have conducted hundreds of workshops for university faculty all over the world. Their work speaks to the universal need to develop a sharp, open, and analytical mind. Tools that enable us to take charge of our learning and our lives are the very same tools that can help us all do more than merely survive in an economically and socially deprived environment. With them we can work independently or with others to produce positive changes.
Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Learning and Your Life provides a holistic theme, approaching critical thinking as a process for taking charge of and responsibility for one's thinking. Designed to foster the development of critical thinking skills and abilities, fair-mindedness, intellectual humility, and intellectual integrity, the approach is an eminently practical one. Numerous meaningful, yet common examples coupled with related activities allow the reader to examine and chronicle his/her own understanding and growth, providing the foundation for the lifelong application of critical thinking skills.
A companion web site (www.prenhall.com/paul) provides students with valuable resources to enhance their pursuit to be critical thinkers.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction.
1. Becoming a Fair-Minded Thinker.
2. The First Four Stages of Development.
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.
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."
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This book doesn't teach Critical Thinking, unless to think critically means that you are willing to only think about things from an ultra left point of view. Chapter 12 has nothing but Anti-American propoganda, one of the things this book says it wants to do away with. Not a single point of view or listed 'outside the box' author is from a conservative, or even moderate background. I gave it a 1 star because they didn't offer me the choice of negative stars.
I have made extensive use of the two most recent editions as an aid to clear thinking in my professional research and leadership roles. The discussion of intellectual humility, empathy, fair-mindedness, and other traits are among just few of the ideas that have proven helpful in my roles as a researcher, teacher, and business analyst. I recommend this text to anyone who aspires to continuous improvement as a more complete critical thinker in any academic discipline or profession.