Informal reasoning and education

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L. Erlbaum Associates, 1991 - Education - 498 pages
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Based on extensive reasoning acquisition research, this volume provides theoretical and empirical considerations of the reasoning that occurs during the course of everyday personal and professional activities. Of particular interest is the text's focus on the question of how such reasoning takes place during school activities and how students acquire reasoning skills.

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Contents

Informal Reasoning in Science
3
Informal Reasoning in the Medical Profession
17
Informal Reasoning and International Relations
37
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Voss-University of Pittsburgh

David N. Perkins is Co-director of Project Zero, Associate of the Educational Technology Center, and Senior Research Associate, all at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Judah L. Schwartz is Professor of Engineering Science and Education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Professor of Education and Co-director at the Educational Technology Center at Harvard.
Martha Stone Wiske is Co-director of the Educational Technology Center, Senior Research Associate at Project Zero, and Lecturer at Harvard.
Mary Maxwell West is Senior Research Associate in the Program Evaluation & Research Group at Lesley College.