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

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According to AAC&U's 2013 employer survey, 93% of employers agree that a candidate's "demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems" is more important than their undergraduate major. Likewise, more than three in four employers say they want colleges to place more emphasis on helping students develop critical thinking skills. ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Jossey-Bass (first published October 18th 2011)
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Apr 12, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing
This book is really, REALLY worthwhile, and not just for teachers, but for others who need to use critical thinking in their work and lives. Stephen D. Brookfield has a remarkably helpful definition of that much-defined and multi-meaning term "critical thinking," which is "clarifying and checking assumptions by viewing material from different viewpoints (p. 79)." He offers a simple and useful categorical scheme for orienting students (or his readers) to the various kinds of assumptions they will ...more
Sep 18, 2014 sanaz rated it liked it
I liked the book's approach to the traditions of critical thinking and how he use them to put everything in perspective and avoids succumbing to the dominant discourses of viewing critical thinking just as an extension of logical thinking.
Jul 26, 2013 Ingeborg rated it liked it
Shelves: education
A good and useful book for teachers, but the author keeps repeating his opinions and theses, he repeats and repeats, and keeps repeating some more....
Apr 01, 2012 Rachel rated it it was ok
Shelves: teaching
An interesting look a critical thinking in the classroom, but nothing particularly new here. Some good ideas for classroom activities.
Shan Vrolijk
Mar 15, 2014 Shan Vrolijk rated it it was amazing
Ditulis dengan gaya matang untuk semua kalangan,
dipikirkan dengan sangat baik dari berbagai sudut pandang.
Membuat kita bisa cepat mengaplikasikan cara berfikir kritis.

Indahnya belajar seumur hidup ya :D
Synthia Green
Apr 09, 2014 Synthia Green rated it it was amazing
I appreciate Brookfield's style of writing in this text. I'm definitely interested in reading more about his description of critical thinking assumptions as paradigmatic, prescriptive & casual.
Mar 15, 2013 DeLys added it
I read this book for a faculty book club at the university where I teach. It was timely, as I have just returned to teaching after several years as an administrator. Brookfield gives concrete examples of and suggestions for teaching critical thinking, and I did things differently in my classes this term than I would have if I hadn't read this. But his writing style is too self referential and repetitive for my taste, at least in this book.
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