Critical Thinking Skills

Critical Thinking Skills


  • Author : Stella Cottrell
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2017-01-01
  • Genre: Critical thinking
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137550521


Critical Thinking Skills Book Description :

"Stella Cottrell's student-centred approach demystifies critical thinking and breaks down a complex subject into manageable chunks. With clear explanations, relevant examples and plenty of exercises throughout, this book helps students to develop their analytical reasoning skills and apply them to a range of tasks including reading, note-making and writing. This text will turn even the most hesitant student into a proficient critical thinker. This is an ideal companion for students of study skills, humanities, social sciences, business and arts programmes, where assessment includes essay and report writing. It is suitable for students of all levels"--Provided by publisher.

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Thinking Skills


  • Author : John Butterworth
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107606302


Thinking Skills Book Description :

Thinking Skills, second edition, is the only endorsed book offering complete coverage of the Cambridge International AS and A Level syllabus.

Leader Thinking Skills

Leader Thinking Skills


  • Author : Michael D. Mumford
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-07-25
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351979481


Leader Thinking Skills Book Description :

This book examines the various thinking skills that leaders may need to find success in contemporary organizations and institutions, covering a wide array of skills that are held to be important by key leadership scholars. Bridging theory and practice, chapters summarize major findings with respect to a particular ability, knowledge, or skill, providing theoretical frameworks for understanding how these contribute to leader emergence and performance, and considering implications for leader selection, assessment, and development. The text appraises the existing research on the critical cognitive capabilities that underlie leader problem-solving and implications for the assessment and development of leadership potential in real-world settings. The role of creative thinking skills on leader performance is also addressed, bearing on the importance of processes such as problem definition and idea generation, but also using constraints to potentially stimulate creative thought. With contributions from some of the most eminent scholars working in the field of leadership, this book will be in invaluable resource to academics, researchers, graduate students, and professionals interested in leadership and leader skills, I/O psychology, and business management.

Advanced Critical Thinking Skills

Advanced Critical Thinking Skills


  • Author : Roy Van Den Brink-Budgen
  • Publisher : How To Books
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848034129


Advanced Critical Thinking Skills Book Description :

This book takes the skills introduced in Roy van den Brink-Budgen's bestselling book Critical Thinking for Students and extends and builds on them. As a result, it will be especially useful for students on advanced level courses, whether in schools, colleges, or universities. It shows how complex arguments can be built up, analysed, and evaluated. It also shows how the use of various types of claim can be approached in argument, by stressing the need to ask a series of questions about their possible significance. The frequent role of explanation in the drawing of inference is also detailed. In addition, it applies Critical Thinking skills to decision-making, showing how these skills can clarify the choices available, their possible consequences, and the criteria needed to make decisions. In short, this book shows how to become an even more active and effective Critical Thinker.

Teaching Critical Thinking Skills to Fourth Grade Students Identified as Gifted and Talented

Teaching Critical Thinking Skills to Fourth Grade Students Identified as Gifted and Talented


  • Author : Debra Connerly
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Critical thinking
  • Pages : 85
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:137340171


Teaching Critical Thinking Skills to Fourth Grade Students Identified as Gifted and Talented Book Description :

The purpose of this action research project was to discover if critical thinking skills could be explicitly taught to fourth grade students identified as gifted and talented. The intellectual standards of clarity, accuracy, relevance, logic, and fairness were the focus of the study. Moving students from being naive and self absorbed about heir thinking to taking ownership of their thoughts was the goal. The primary source for the activities came from the Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking for Children (Elder, 2002). Data sources included a student pre- and post-assessment, classroom teacher observation inventory, talented and gifted teacher observation inventory, and both student and teacher journals. There was evidence that teaching these skills raised student awareness of their thinking as well as student attempts to improve in the use of the intellectual standards. The data were difficult to quantify, yet positive growth trends were evident.

Enhancing Thinking Skills in the Sciences and Mathematics

Enhancing Thinking Skills in the Sciences and Mathematics


  • Author : Diane F. Halpern
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN 10 : 0805810536


Enhancing Thinking Skills in the Sciences and Mathematics Book Description :

In recent years national and international reports have been issued that speak of the sad state of the educational system in the United States and the desperate need for reform in teaching science and mathematics. Cognitive psychologists and mathematics and science educators have responded to this need by designing instructional programs that are more compatible with our knowledge of how people acquire, use, and retain knowledge. Many of the guiding principles that underlie these programs are presented in this volume such as teaching comprehension of scientific text through a problem-solving approach: problem planning and representation, selection of relevant information, and simultaneous monitoring of both the specifics of the problem and the mental processes being used to solve it.

Building Thinking Skills

Building Thinking Skills


  • Author : Howard Black
  • Publisher : Critical Thinking Company
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN 10 : 0894553011


Building Thinking Skills Book Description :

Provides an ... effective tool for implementing analysis skills ... necessary for success in all academic disciplines.

The Thoughtful Teacher s Guide to Thinking Skills

The Thoughtful Teacher s Guide to Thinking Skills


  • Author : Gary A. Woditsch
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN 10 : 0805802894


The Thoughtful Teacher s Guide to Thinking Skills Book Description :

From the vantage of new cognitive theory, this book manages to integrate the thinking skill mission across the full range of formal instruction, from K through graduate school. It explores and prioritizes thinking skill aims at each instructional level, and then details how classroom practice can adjust to achieve those aims. This guide leads to solid ground, perspective and technique for the individual teacher at any level who wants to enhance thinking skill development. It will prove indispensable to those planning curriculum with a thinking skill emphasis.