Learning to Think Things Through: A Guide to Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum / Edition 1

Learning to Think Things Through: A Guide to Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum / Edition 1

by Gerald M. Nosich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130304867

ISBN-13: 9780130304865

Pub. Date: 11/09/2000

Publisher: Pearson

Built on Richard Paul's model of critical thinking, Learning to Think Things Through, was written to help students engage in critical thinking within the discipline or subject matter they are studying. In addition, students will better appreciate the power of the discipline they are studying, see it's connections to other fields and to their day-to-day

Overview

Built on Richard Paul's model of critical thinking, Learning to Think Things Through, was written to help students engage in critical thinking within the discipline or subject matter they are studying. In addition, students will better appreciate the power of the discipline they are studying, see it's connections to other fields and to their day-to-day lives, maintain an overview of the field so they can see the parts in terms of the whole, and become active learners, rather than passive recipients of information. Learning to Think Things Through is ideal for instructors addressing the critical thinking component in composition courses, sciences, humanities, the professions—in any field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130304865
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
11/09/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

To the Instructor vi
To the Student xii
What is Critical Thinking?
1(44)
Some Definitions of Critical Thinking
2(1)
Some Prominent Features of Critical Thinking
3(2)
Three Parts of Critical Thinking
5(8)
An Example of Critical Thinking in Action
13(2)
What Critical Thinking is Not
15(6)
Impediments to Critical Thinking
21(5)
Deeper, More Pervasive Impediments to Critical Thinking
26(6)
How Deep is Our Need for Critical Thinking?
32(3)
The Experience of Learning to Think Things Through
35(3)
An Overview of the Book that Lies Ahead
38(7)
Exercises
40(5)
What is Critical Thinking Within a Field for Discipline?
45(40)
The Parts of Critical Thinking Within a Field
46(4)
Thinking Biologically, Thinking Sociologically, Thinking Philosophically, Thinking Musically...
50(3)
The Logic of the Field or Discipline
53(3)
A Student Analysis of the Logic of Physics
56(2)
Learning the Vocabulary of the Discipline
58(1)
Fundamental and Powerful Concepts
59(3)
Identifying F&P Concepts
62(3)
The Central Question of the Course as a Whole
65(3)
Impediments to Thinking Critically Within a Discipline
68(6)
Trusting the Discipline
74(2)
A Case
76(2)
Common Sense
78(7)
Exercises
79(6)
The Elements of Reasoning
85(32)
The Nuts and Bolts of Critical Thinking
86(1)
The Elements of Reasoning
87(15)
Purpose
88(1)
Question at issue
89(1)
Assumptions
89(2)
Implications and consequences
91(1)
Information
92(1)
Concepts
92(1)
Conclusions, interpretations
93(1)
Point of view
94(2)
Alternatives
96(2)
Context
98(1)
Three Additional elements of reasoning
99(3)
How to Analyze a Piece of Reasoning Using the Elements
102(3)
Example: Thinking Through the Logic of Getting Married
105(4)
Trusting the Process
109(8)
Exercises
110(7)
Standard of Critical Thinking
117(32)
Clearness
118(4)
Accuracy
122(3)
Importance, Relevance
125(2)
Sufficiency
127(4)
Depth and Breadth
131(4)
Precision
135(2)
Understanding and Internalizing Critical-Thinking Standards
137(3)
Evaluating Around the Circle
140(1)
A Note on Reading as a Critical-Thinking Process
141(3)
Standards Check
144(5)
Exercises
146(3)
Putting It All Together: Answering Critical-Thinking Questions
149(30)
The Core Process of Critical Thinking
150(5)
Thinking Through Important Critical-Thinking Questions
155(2)
Thinking Critically About Questions
157(22)
Exercises
174(5)
Responses to Starred Exercises 179(8)
Notes 187(4)
Index 191

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