Developing Critical Thinkers: Challenging Adults to Explore Alternative Ways of Thinking and Acting

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Wiley, Sep 11, 1987 - Education - 293 pages
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1989 Winner of the Cyril O. Houle World Award for Literature in Adult Education

This award-winning book offers a practical, straightforward guide to helping adults develop their critical thinking skills in four key arenas of adult life: in their personal relationships, in their workplaces, in their political involvements, and in their responses to the media.

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This work seeks to shake people out of lazy thinking. Avoiding complacency and assumptions is its goal. It's not great but it's pretty good. Worth the time to read. Read full review

Contents

What It Means to Think Critically
3
Recognizing Critical Thinking
15
Learning to Think Critically in Adult Life
35
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About the author (1987)

Stephen D. Brookfield is Distinguished University Professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. A prolific writer, he is a three-time winner of the Cyril O. Houle Award for Literature in Adult Education for Understanding and Facilitating Adult Learning, Developing Critical Thinkers, and Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher all from Jossey-Bass. He is also the author of The Power of Critical Theory.

Stephen Preskill is Regents Professor of Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Organizational Learning in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico. He has written extensively on the history of educational reform, the connections between education and democracy, and the role leaders and activists have played historically in fostering meaningful change.

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