The Power of Critical Thinking

The Power of Critical Thinking
Author: Lewis Vaughn
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2021-09-15
ISBN: 9780197605370
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Critical Thinking Book Excerpt:

The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims, Seventh Edition, provides the broadest range of tools to show students how critical thinking applies in their lives and the world around them. It explores the essentials of critical reasoning, argumentation, logic, and argumentative essay writing while also incorporating important topics that most other texts leave out, such as inference to the best explanation, scientific reasoning, evidence and authority, visual reasoning, and obstacles to critical thinking.

Turning Numbers Into Knowledge

Turning Numbers Into Knowledge
Author: Jon Koomey
Publsiher: Analytics Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0970601913
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turning Numbers Into Knowledge Book Excerpt:

"Mastering the art of problem solving takes more than proficiency with basic calculations; it requires understanding how people use information, recognizing the importance of ideology, learning the art of storytelling, and acknowledging the important distinction between facts and values. Intended for professors, managers, entrepreneurs, and students, this guide addresses these and other essential skills. With clear prose, quotations, and exercises for solving problems in the real world, this book serves as an ideal training manual for those who are new to or intimidated by quantitative analysis and an excellent refresher for those who have more experience but want to improve the quality of their data, the clarity of their graphics, and the cogency of their arguments." -- Publisher's description.

The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education

The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education
Author: M. Davies,R. Barnett
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 646
Release: 2015-03-25
ISBN: 1137378050
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education Book Excerpt:

The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education provides a single compendium on the nature, function, and applications of critical thinking. This book brings together the work of top researchers on critical thinking worldwide, covering questions of definition, pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, research, policy, and application.

Critical Thinking The Art of Argument

Critical Thinking  The Art of Argument
Author: George W. Rainbolt,Sandra L. Dwyer
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 128596974X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Thinking The Art of Argument Book Excerpt:

With a complete, approachable presentation, CRITICAL THINKING: THE ART OF ARGUMENT, 2nd Edition, is an accessible yet rigorous introduction to critical thinking. The text emphasizes immediate application of critical thinking in everyday life and helps students apply the skills they are studying. The relevance of these skills is shown throughout the text by highlighting the advantages of basing one's decisions on a thoughtful understanding of arguments and presenting the overarching commonalities across arguments. With its conversational writing style and carefully selected examples, the book employs a consistent and unified treatment of logical form and an innovative semiformal method of standardizing arguments that illustrates the concept of logical form while maintaining a visible connection to ordinary speech. Without sacrificing accuracy or detail, the authors clearly present the material, with appropriate study tools and exercises that emphasize application rather than memorization. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Power of Technology for Learning

The Power of Technology for Learning
Author: Noah P. Barsky,Mike Clements,Jakob Ravn,Kelly Smith
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-09-17
ISBN: 1402087470
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Technology for Learning Book Excerpt:

In today’s dynamic global business environment where knowledge is a main asset and learning becomes the most important process, Business Education needs to employ the right practices to develop future leaders. Businesses require graduates that become true experts. But can business schools indeed create learning experiences that address the needs of the global marketplace? Can they teach students to build learning organizations? The articles in this volume detail successful approaches developed by business educators and researchers. The approaches have been implemented to solve real problems and to provide students with the ethical and analytical abilities they will need to both compete and contribute to the betterment of others. The thematic part of this volume focuses on the potential of interactive on-line activities to promote business and economics education. They demonstrate the benefits that learning technologies can bring and show how to overcome potential problem issues.

Handbook of Research on Advancing Critical Thinking in Higher Education

Handbook of Research on Advancing Critical Thinking in Higher Education
Author: Wisdom, Sherrie
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2015-07-17
ISBN: 1466684127
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Advancing Critical Thinking in Higher Education Book Excerpt:

The importance of critical thinking has surged as academics in higher education realize that many students, upon entering college, lack the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed. While much has been written regarding the ‘lack’ of critical thinking, less has been written on the success of methods implemented to develop this fundamental skill. The Handbook of Research on Advancing Critical Thinking in Higher Education explores the effective methods and tools being used to integrate the development of critical thinking skills in both undergraduate and graduate studies. Due to the difficulties associated with teaching critical thinking skills to learners of any age, this publication is a crucial addition to the scholarly reference works available to pre-service and early career teachers, seasoned educational professionals, professors across disciplines, curriculum specialists, and educational administrators.

A Critical Thinker s Guide to Educational Fads

A Critical Thinker s Guide to Educational Fads
Author: Richard Paul,Linda Elder
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2019-06-01
ISBN: 1538133911
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Critical Thinker s Guide to Educational Fads Book Excerpt:

This volume of the Thinker’s Guide Library uncovers current well-intentioned educational trends (such as No Child Left Behind and Common Core) that inefficiently fragment energy and resources in our K-12 education systems. Critiquing the basic idea behind each of these fads illuminates their real motivations and provides for holistic use.

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking
Author: Linda Elder,Richard Paul
Publsiher: Foundation for Critical Thinking
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2020-03-15
ISBN: 1538139499
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Thinking Book Excerpt:

Written by two of the leading experts in the field, this introductory text presents critical thinking as a process for taking charge of and responsibility for one’s thinking. Based in theory developed over the last 30 years, Richard Paul and Linda Elder's text focuses on an integrated, comprehensive concept of critical thinking that is both substantive and practical. It fosters the development of basic intellectual skills students need to think through content in any class, subject, or discipline, as well as through any problem or issue they face. Simply stated, this text offers students the intellectual tools students need for lifelong learning, and rational, conscientious living. Now available from Rowman & Littlefield, the third edition features streamlined chapters, Think for Yourself activities, and a complete glossary of critical thinking terms. The Foundation for Critical Thinking continually offers new supplementary resources on its website (www.CriticalThinking.org) and online critical thinking community.

Transforming Critical Thinking

Transforming Critical Thinking
Author: Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2000-03
ISBN: 9780807739242
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Critical Thinking Book Excerpt:

Thayer-Bacon argues that factors such as race, gender, and social status have direct bearing on philosophical inquiry: by abstracting theorists from their personal and social contexts, the absolutism of traditional critical thinking philosophies come into question. Thayer-Bacon encourages reevaluating the diversity of inquiry and suggests that diversity is a factor which constructs philosophy.

Critical Thinking and Learning

Critical Thinking and Learning
Author: Danny K. Weil,Joe L. Kincheloe
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780313323898
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Thinking and Learning Book Excerpt:

Examines how critical thinking can be taught in a variety of settings and disciplines.

The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools

The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools
Author: Richard Paul,Linda Elder
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2019-09-20
ISBN: 1538134950
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools Book Excerpt:

This popular pocket-size guide empowers readers with critical thinking tools based on the groundbreaking work of Richard Paul and Linda Elder. The new edition of this bestselling volume in the Thinker’s Guide Library provides students, educators, and professionals with an authoritative problem-solving framework essential for every aspect of life.

Training Critical Thinking Skills for Battle Command

Training Critical Thinking Skills for Battle Command
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Command of troops
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Training Critical Thinking Skills for Battle Command Book Excerpt:

"The ARI Workshop, Training Critical Thinking Skills for Battle Command, was held on 5-6 December 2001 at Ft. Leavenworth. The purpose of the Workshop was to: (1) provide an overview of current research in critical thinking and training critical thinking (CT), (2) provide a forum for identifying and discussing issues related to training CT in the Army; and (3) develop recommendations for training and for future directions for research and development in the area of CT training. Participants with a variety of expertise attended - Military officers, instructors in CT and academic researchers in CT. The following papers were presented: Critical Thinking in the 21st Century by MG (Ret.) Lon Maggart; Thinking Critically about Critical Thinking by Diane Halpern; A Framework for Critical Thinking Research and Training by Susan Fischer; A three part theory of Critical Thinking: Dialogue, Mental Models and Reliability by Marvin Cohen; Critical Thinking in Teams by Daniel Serfaty; and A simulation Tool for Critical Thinking Training by Marvin Cohen. The Proceedings includes these papers, with the exception of the Serfaty paper. Workshop participants discussed a variety of issues related to training CT and their recommendations for training and future research are included in the Proceedings."--DTIC.

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking
Author: Richard Paul,Linda Elder
Publsiher: FT Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2002-06-13
ISBN: 0132703386
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Thinking Book Excerpt:

Critical Thinking is about becoming a better thinker in every aspect of your life: in your career, and as a consumer, citizen, friend, parent, and lover. Discover the core skills of effective thinking; then analyze your own thought processes, identify weaknesses, and overcome them. Learn how to translate more effective thinking into better decisions, less frustration, more wealth Ñ and above all, greater confidence to pursue and achieve your most important goals in life.

Outlines and Highlights for the Power of Critical Thinking

Outlines and Highlights for the Power of Critical Thinking
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publsiher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2011-08-01
ISBN: 9781619056862
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outlines and Highlights for the Power of Critical Thinking Book Excerpt:

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780195377927 .

Critical Thinking in Academic Writing

Critical Thinking in Academic Writing
Author: Shi PU
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2021-08-31
ISBN: 1000434052
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Thinking in Academic Writing Book Excerpt:

The book inquires into critical thinking through a cultural approach. Based on an ethnographic study, it compares Chinese postgraduate students’ conceptualisations and applications of critical thinking in three different settings in China and the UK. From an insider’s perspective, it analyses the intricate interplay of multiple cultural and individual factors that conditions students’ critical thinking development as they learn to write an academic thesis and to manage postgraduate learning. The book offers insights into the nature of problems that Chinese students encounter with critical thinking and envisions possibilities for the ideas for critical thinking to have a transformative power in an intercultural space. The book will primarily be of interest to academics and educators who work on critical thinking and academic writing, especially those who work with Chinese students. Scholars interested in intercultural issues in higher education may also find it relevant.

Critical Thinking Strategies for Success Collection

Critical Thinking Strategies for Success  Collection
Author: Judy Chartrand,Stewart Emery,Russ Hall,Heather Ishikawa,John Maketa,Richard Paul,Linda Elder,Robert E. Gunther
Publsiher: FT Press
Total Pages: 930
Release: 2011-12-14
ISBN: 0132938553
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Thinking Strategies for Success Collection Book Excerpt:

3 great books help you think more clearly about any problem – and transform better thinking into better results – in business, and in life! Three remarkable books help you think more clearly, flexibly, effectively — and transform better thinking into better personal and business performance! Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life offers practical tools for becoming a better thinker in every aspect of your life: in your career, and as a consumer, citizen, friend, parent, and lover. Richard W. Paul and Linda Elder reveal the core skills of effective thinking, helping you analyze your own thought processes, identify weaknesses, and overcome them. The Truth About Making Smart Decisions brings together 50 powerful “truths” about making better decisions: real solutions for the tough challenges faced by every decision-maker, in business and in life. You'll discover how to systematically prepare to make better decisions...how to get the right information, without getting buried in useless data...how to minimize your risks, and then act decisively...how to make better group decisions...profit from mistakes...and a whole lot more. Finally, Now You're Thinking!: Change Your Thinking...Transform Your Life draws on an incredible story of survival in wartime to introduce a model of critical thinking that will help you recognize how your emotions are shaping your actions, evaluate arguments more effectively, and draw conclusions that lead you directly to better life decisions. From world-renowned leaders in the promotion of effective thinking, including Dr. Richard Paul, Dr. Linda Elder, Robert E. Gunther, Judy Chartrand, Stewart Emery, Russ Hall, Heather Ishikawa, and John Maketa

Postmonolingual Critical Thinking

Postmonolingual Critical Thinking
Author: Michael Singh,Si Yi Lu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2020-05-04
ISBN: 1000059774
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postmonolingual Critical Thinking Book Excerpt:

Maintaining English as the sole language of knowledge production and dissemination in universities that enrol students who speak multiple languages, and those students learning other languages, is questionable. This groundbreaking work calls into question the exclusive use of academic English in internationalising higher education teaching and research. By interrogating the dominant assumptions informing the monolingual mindset, Postmonolingual Critical Thinking indicates that academically literate students can capably use their repertoires of languages and knowledge for educational purposes. The case for students’ languages and knowledge having a place in English-medium universities is made through evidence of the uses of Zhōngwén, academic Chinese. Proposing to broaden the scope of languages used for knowledge production and dissemination, this book highlights the educational potential of multilingualism. Postmonolingual Critical Thinking makes a unique proposal: that universities which recruit doctoral students from Asia create education policy practices that enable them to extend their multilingual capabilities. Arguing that by drawing on intellectual resources from their various languages, students construct knowledge of critical thinking in complex, interesting and potentially innovative ways, this book guides higher education institutions in putting this into practice. It outlines a pragmatic approach for universities to explore the potential of multipolar, multilingual education, while being attentive to the tensions posed by assertions of a monolingual mindset. Postmonolingual Critical Thinking has the potential to create great change in a higher education sector which is mired by a monolingual approach to graduate training. This unique and thought-provoking book is essential reading for those in the fields of applied linguistics, comparative education, higher education, international studies, teacher education and translation studies.

The Power of the Adolescent Brain

The Power of the Adolescent Brain
Author: Thomas Armstrong
Publsiher: ASCD
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2016-07-14
ISBN: 1416621873
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of the Adolescent Brain Book Excerpt:

Moody. Reckless. Impractical. Insecure. Distracted. These are all words commonly used to describe adolescents. But what if we recast these traits in a positive light? Teens possess insight, passion, idealism, sensitivity, and creativity in abundance--all qualities that can make a significant positive contribution to society. In this thought-provoking book, Thomas Armstrong looks at the power and promise of the teenage brain from an empathetic, strength-based perspective--and describes what middle and high school educators can do to make the most of their students' potential. Thoroughly grounded in current neuroscience research, the book explains what we know about how the adolescent brain works and proposes eight essential instructional elements that will help students develop the ability to think, make healthy choices, regulate their emotions, handle social conflict, consolidate their identities, and learn enough about the world to move into adulthood with dignity and grace. Armstrong provides practical strategies and real-life examples from schools that illustrate these eight key practices in action. In addition, you'll find a glossary of brain terms, a selection of brain-friendly lesson plans across the content areas, and a list of resources to support and extend the book's ideas and practices. There is a colossal mismatch between how the adolescent brain has evolved over the millennia and the passive, rote learning experiences that are all too common in today’s test-obsessed educational climate. See the amazing difference—in school and beyond—when you use the insights from this book to help students tap into the power of their changing brains.

An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity

An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity
Author: J. Y. F. Lau
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-12-22
ISBN: 9781118033432
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity Book Excerpt:

A valuable guide on creativity and critical thinking to improve reasoning and decision-making skills Critical thinking skills are essential in virtually any field of study or practice where individuals need to communicate ideas, make decisions, and analyze and solve problems. An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity: Think More, Think Better outlines the necessary tools for readers to become critical as well as creative thinkers. By gaining a practical and solid foundation in the basic principles that underlie critical thinking and creativity, readers will become equipped to think in a more systematic, logical, and imaginative manner. Creativity is needed to generate new ideas to solve problems, and critical thinking evaluates and improves an idea. These concepts are uniquely introduced as a unified whole due to their dependence on each other. Each chapter introduces relevant theories in conjunction with real-life examples and findings from cognitive science and psychology to illustrate how the theories can be applied in numerous fields and careers. An emphasis on how theoretical principles of reasoning can be practical and useful in everyday life is featured, and special sections on presentation techniques, the analysis of meaning, decision-making, and reasoning about personal and moral values are also highlighted. All chapters conclude with a set of exercises, and detailed solutions are provided at the end of the book. A companion website features online tutorials that further explore topics including meaning analysis, argument analysis, logic, statistics, and strategic thinking, along with additional exercises and multimedia resources for continued study. An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity is an excellent book for courses on critical thinking and logic at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The book also serves as a self-contained study guide for readers interested in the topics of critical thinking and creativity as a unified whole.

Power of An Hour

Power of An Hour
Author: Dave Lakhani
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-12-03
ISBN: 1118040732
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power of An Hour Book Excerpt:

Praise for The Power of an Hour "The master at getting what you want from others now tells us how to get what we want from ourselves! This is really a great book, and I recommend it highly-for you, for your team, and for your children." -Bob Burg, author, Endless Referrals "If you want to make predictable, systematic change in your life or your business, buy this book. Each chapter is a stand-alone system that results in powerful change . . . fast." -David Hancock, The Entrepreneurial Publisher, CEO, Morgan James Publishing "Dave's methods helped me take my business from $0 to $10 million in sales.If you're a creative business owner who wants total focus and massive success, run, don't walk, and get this book!" -Stephanie Frank, author, The Accidental Millionaire "The Power of an Hour is a mighty powerful way to sort out your financesby first sorting out yourself!" -Mark Joyner, #1 bestselling author, The Irresistible Offer "The disease of the twenty-first century, no matter who you are or what you do,is Time Deficit Disorder. Dave Lakhani offers a brilliant solution in this book.Get it and take the cure-you'll be surprised how much better you feel!" -David Garfinkel, author, Customers on Demand