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

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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

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Exercises.)
1. What Is Critical Thinking?

Some Definitions of Critical Thinking. Some Prominent Features of Critical Thinking. Three Parts of Critical Thinking. An Example of Critical Thinking in Action. What Critical Thinking Is Not. Impediments to Critical Thinking. Deeper, More Pervasive Impediments to Critical Thinking. How Deep is Our Need for Critical Thinking? The Experience of Learning to Think Things Through. An Overview of the Book That Lies Ahead.

2. What Is Critical Thinking within a Field or Discipline?
The Parts of Critical Thinking within a Field. Thinking Biologically, Thinking Sociologically, Thinking Philosophically, Thinking Musically … The Logic of the Field or Discipline. A Student Analysis of the Logic of Physics. Learning the Vocabulary of the Discipline. Fundamental and Powerful Concepts. The Central Question of the Course as a Whole. Impediments to Thinking Critically within a Discipline. Trusting the Discipline. A Case. Common Sense.

3. The Elements of Reasoning.
The Nuts and Bolts of Critical Thinking. The Elements of Reasoning. How to Analyze a Piece of Reasoning Using the Elements. Example: Thinking through the Logic of Getting Married. Trusting the Process.

4. Standards of Critical Thinking.
Clearness. Accuracy. Importance, Relevance. Sufficiency. Depth and Breadth. Precision. Understanding and Internalizing Critical Thinking Standards. Evaluating around the Circle. ANote on Reading as a Critical-Thinking Process. Standards Check.

5. Putting It All Together: Answering Critical-Thinking Questions.
The Core Process of Critical Thinking. Thinking through Important Critical-Thinking Questions. Thinking Critically about Questions.

Responses to Starred Exercises.
Notes.
Index.

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