In this book, Jennifer Moon explores and clarifies critical thinking and provides practical guidance for improving student learning and supporting the teaching process.
Key themes covered include:
Teachers in all disciplines in post-compulsory education will find this approach to defining and improving students’ critical thinking skills invaluable.
Part 1 Introduction to the book
Chapter 1 Introduction: the topic, the content, the writer …
Part 2: Mapping the territory of critical thinking
Chapter 2 Critical thinking as an elusive concept: what critical thinking might be….
Chapter 3 Approaches to critical thinking in the literature
Chapter 4 Some of the broader issues of critical thinking – standards, objectivity and the cultural basis
Part 3: The person as a critical thinker
Chapter 5 The role of emotion, language and curiosity in critical thinking
Chapter 6 ‘Academic assertiveness’: being appropriately assertive as a thinker
Part 4 Taking Stock
Chapter 7 Critical thinking – a pause to take stock…..
Part 5 Epistemological development and depth in critical thinking
Chapter 8 Critical thinking and learners’ conceptions of knowledge
Chapter 9 Depth in critical thinking
Part 6 Critical thinking and pedagogy
Chapter 10 A defining statement on critical thinking and an introduction to the pedagogy Chapter 11 The pedagogy of critical thinking
Chapter 12 The Pedagogy of Academic Assertiveness
Part 7 Resources Section