Teaching for Critical Thinking: Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions

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Wiley, Oct 18, 2011 - Education - 304 pages

praise for previous books by stephen d. brookfield

"Award-winning author Stephen Brookfield offers insight, inspiration, and down-to-earth advice to all teachers in settings as diverse as college, adult education, and secondary schools—on how to thrive on the unpredictability of classroom life."—Better Teaching

"The author [relates] some of his own personal experiences as an educator in encouraging critical thinking. His insight and honesty in relating these experiences is valuable and interesting."—CBE Report

"Brookfield's book will serve as an effective focus that can facilitate faculty in thinking critically about their work, their community, their relationships, not only individually but collaboratively."—Teaching Sociology

"He offers clear, jargon-free, and unpretentious guidance." —Reference & Research Book News

"The author is so darned good at finding and highlighting the key research." —Training

"Brookfield illustrates practically his major scholarly interest in this readable, innovative, and perceptive book on college teaching."—Choice

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User Review  - lucy3107 - LibraryThing

An interesting look a critical thinking in the classroom, but nothing particularly new here. Some good ideas for classroom activities. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Stephen D. Brookfield is Distinguished University Professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For forty years he has taught in the United States and abroad. A four-time winner of the Cyril O. Houle Award for Outstanding Literature in Adult Education, he is the author of numerous books on teaching, including The Skillful Teacher and Developing Critical Thinkers.

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