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It distills the essence of critical thinking into a page, pocket-sized guide. It introduces the interrelated complex of critical thinking concepts and principles implicit in the works of Richard Paul and Linda Elder.
This guide is widely used at the college level. It can be used as a critical thinking supplement to any textbook or course. More Info Core Set of Critical Thinker's Guides The guides in this set will provide any reader with the core concepts and mental tools essential to a robust, ethical framework of critical thinking.
Those looking to develop as critical thinkers, but who aren't certain where to start, would do well Critical thinking curriculum begin with this classic collection of foundational ideas.
More Info Student Guide to Historical Thinking The purpose of this guide is to help you begin to understand history as a way of thinking, as a system of understandings. History is not a list of dates, names, and events to store up in your memory.
It is a catalog of stories told about the past that, when told and understood insightfully and deeply, can help us live better in the future. It is also useful for those interested in a serious study of history. It presents history as a mode of thinking rather than a list of disconnected dates and names and places.
We recommend that it be used in conjunction with the student guide: More Info Analytic Thinking, 2nd edition This guide focuses on the intellectual skills that enable one to analyze anything one might think about - questions, problems, disciplines, subjects, etc.
It provides the common denominator between all forms of analysis. More Info The Aspiring Thinker's Guide This Thinker's Guide was created specifically for the aspiring young learner, however the content and approach are applicable to students and people of all ages. This guide introduces critical thinking concepts and provides strategies for developing one's own critical thinking process.
Its full color images and glossy format help capture the attention of the teenage or pre-teen student while focusing on the essence of critical thinking as it applies to today's world.
The skills implicit in this guide apply to all subjects. Teachers can use it to design instruction, assignments and tests in any subject.
Students can use it to improve their learning in any content area. More Info Critical Thinking: It is also a useful book for anyone interested in developing as thinker.
Though there are many layers to critical thinking, and you can always deepen your understanding of it, there are some basic ideas in critical thinking that, if taken seriously, can almost immediately improve the quality of your life. This book offers 30 such ideas.
You can focus on one idea per day or one idea per week. And each idea is immediately applicable to your life. This book is for anyone interested in improving the quality of their lives by improving the quality of their thinking.
More Info Mahatma Gandhi Distinguished Thinkers Shopper - Cultivate the Mind The 'Distinguished Thinkers' bag series highlights the thinking and ideas of some of the most prominent people and intellectual activists in human history.
By purchasing these shoppers, you advance the work of the Foundation for Critical Thinking while cultivating your own mind by placing before it compelling ideas.
A Guide to Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum 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.
Tools for Taking Charge of Your Learning and Your Life, Second Edition, this book focuses on an integrated, universal concept of critical thinking that is both substantive and practical; it provides reader with the basic intellectual skills they need to think through content in any class, subject, discipline, and through any problems or issues they face.
More Info Critical Thinking Competency Standards For Educators The critical thinking competency standards articulated in this guide serve as a resource for teachers, curriculum designers, administrators and accrediting bodies. The use of these competencies across the curriculum will ensure that critical thinking is fostered in the teaching of any subject to all students at every grade level.
It enables administrators, teachers, and faculty at all levels to determine the extent to which students are reasoning critically within any subject or discipline.Critical Thinking Skills Curriculum Teaching Skills for Problem Solving and Creativity Is Important Being able to think creatively or critically is an important tool to combat sheep thinking —thinking like the rest of the sheep and doing what your peers do.
learning strategies and skills, creative and critical thinking, thinking about thinking (metacognition), social skills, and so on. In the next section, we describe some characteristics of a thinking curriculum.