Critical Thinking Skills for Education Students

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This book will help education students develop their understanding of critical analysis. It outlines the skills needed to examine and challenge data and encourages an appreciation of how this way of thinking can enrich the personal and professional development of students. It gives clear definitions of key terms and examples of how to analyse data. The book sets out how Action Learning Sets can contribute to analytical skills and helps students develop self-evaluation skills in order to recognise personal values ...
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This book will help education students develop their understanding of critical analysis. It outlines the skills needed to examine and challenge data and encourages an appreciation of how this way of thinking can enrich the personal and professional development of students. It gives clear definitions of key terms and examples of how to analyse data. The book sets out how Action Learning Sets can contribute to analytical skills and helps students develop self-evaluation skills in order to recognise personal values and perceptions. It will also help develop confidence in using critical analysis through modelling, case studies and reflective tasks.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844452705
  • Publisher: Learning Matters Limited
  • Publication date: 7/27/2009
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Brenda Judge Is a senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has worked in Higher education for 18 years, prior to that she was a head teacher of an Infant school and a Primary school in Manchester. Her current post is primarily concerned with training PGCE students on a Masters level programme but she has taught throughout her 18 years experience on both undergraduate QTS programmes and undergraduate educational Studies programmes.

Elaine McCreery is a Senior Lecturer specialising in religious education at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan /par1/University.

Patrick Jones has experience of teaching in both primary and secondary schools, and subsequently became a head teacher of a primary school. He has undertaken advisory work and run local authority courses on music education. Most recently he has joined the Institute of Education at Manchester Metropolitan University as a senior lecturer teaching music education for generalists and specialist music courses, as well as art education and professional studies. He is leader for the PGCE Primary Programme at the MMU Didsbury site.

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Table of Contents

Critical Thinking and Critical Analysis- why are they important?
A critical thinking community
Analysing a placement context
Analysing data and interpreting findings
Analysing our own writing
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