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1st Edition

Critical Thinking in Young Minds

ISBN 9781138334564
Published December 9, 2019 by Routledge
152 Pages

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Book Description

How do you protect young minds from the everyday bombardment of "tabloid culture" – the malign cultural influences which are so prevalent in today’s society? Originally published in 1997, stimulating and actively developing children’s philosophical and critical thinking is one answer and an area in which Victor Quinn had enjoyed extraordinary success. Here he conveys to teachers, through successful lesson plans, some of the ideas and techniques that lie behind his achievements, helping them to succeed in this vital area of education. for teachers of early years, primary and early secondary school pupils.

Table of Contents

List of Figures.  Acknowledgements.  Media Response to Victor Quinn’s Work.  Part A: Lesson Plans and Analyses  1. Introduction  2. Learning about Contradictions  3. What is the World?  4. Tales and the Shoplifting Tale  5. A Lesson of Questions  6. In Praise of Falsity  7. An Experience of INSET  Part B: Process  8. Educative Questioning  9. The Social Intellectual Virtues  10. Visualising Problems and Solutions  11. A Quarrel and Four Arguments  12. Climate and Pedagogy  13. Some Theoretical Perspectives  14. Quality Assessment: Quality Display.  Bibliography.  Index.

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