This powerful book introduces core critical thinking concepts and principles as an empowering problem-solving framework for every profession, course of study, and indeed every area of life.
The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools distills the groundbreaking work of Richard Paul and Linda Elder, targeting how to deconstruct thinking through the elements of reasoning and how to assess the quality of our thinking.
At its foundation is an emerging new theory of knowledge, learning, and literacy, one which recognizes the centrality of independent critical thinking to all substantial learning, one which recognizes that higher-order, multilogical thinking is as important to childhood as to adult learning, and as important to foundational learning in monological as in multilogical disciplines.
This educational reform movement is not proposing an educational miracle cure, for its leading proponents recognize that many social and historical forces must come together before the ideals of the critical thinking movement will become a full academic reality. To the extent that the broader society is uncritical so, on the whole, will be society's schools.
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Contact us if you experience any difficulty logging in.Packed with new examples and exercises, this guide won’t just help you think more effectively: it will help you use those skills to empower yourself, discover new opportunities, avoid disastrous mistakes, and grow your wealth.Above all, it will help you gain the confidence and clarity you need to pursue and achieve your most important goals in life – whatever they are!She is the President of the Foundation for Critical Thinking and the Executive Director of the Center for Critical Thinking.She has a special interest in the relation of thought and emotion, as well as the cognitive and affective.They have little sense as to how they might critically analyze their own experience, or identify national or group bias in their own thinking.They are much more apt to learn on the basis of irrational than rational modes of thought.The pace of change in the world is accelerating, yet educational institutions have not kept pace.Indeed, schools have historically been the most static of social institutions, uncritically passing down from generation to generation outmoded didactic, lecture-and-drill-based, models of instruction. Students, on the whole, do not learn how to work by, or think for, themselves.With more than half a million copies sold, Richard Paul and Linda Elder’s bestselling book in the Thinker’s Guide Library is used in secondary and higher education courses and professional development seminars across the globe.In a world of conflicting information and clashing ideologies, this guide clears a path for advancing fairminded critical societies. Linda Elder is an educational psychologist who has taught both psychology and critical thinking at the college level.