Critical Thinking: An Exploration of Theory and Practice

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Taylor & Francis, Sep 3, 2007 - Education - 240 pages
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:

  • different views of and approaches to critical thinking with an emphasis on a practical basis that can be translated into use in the classroom.
  • links between learning, thinking and writing
  • the place of critical thinking alongside other academic activities such as reflective learning and argument
  • critical thinking and assessment, class environments, staff knowledge and development, writing tasks and oral tasks.

Teachers in all disciplines in post-compulsory education will find this approach to defining and improving students’ critical thinking skills invaluable.

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About the author (2007)

Jennifer Moon works at the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, Bournemouth University and as a freelance consultant. She is a National Teaching Fellow Award winner. Her other books include Learning Journals, Handbook of Reflective and Experiential Learning, Module and Programme Development Handbook, Reflection and Learning in Professional Development and Short Courses and Workshops.

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