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ERIC Number: ED013687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 164
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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TEACHING CRITICAL THINKING IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL.
DULL, LLOYD W.; AND OTHERS
IT IS THE EXPRESSED HOPE OF THE AUTHORS THAT THE PRACTICES DESCRIBED HERE WILL STIMULATE READER MODIFICATIONS OF THE MATERIAL PRESENTED, FOR EFFECTIVENESS IN ANY SCHOOL SITUATION. THE BOOK PRESENTS METHODS, PROCEDURES, AND TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHING CRITICAL THINKING IN JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING, USED SYNONYMOUSLY, ARE DEFINED AS SUSPENSION OF JUDGEMENT IN PROBLEM SOLUTION. NECESSARY FACTORS CITED IN THE PROCESS ARE--(1) MASTERY OF SUB-SKILLS, (2) CORRECT CLASSROOM CLIMATE, (3) INDEPENDENT STUDY, AND (4) GROUP COOPERATION. INTELLIGENT QUESTIONING IS SEEN AS A PART OF GOOD TEACHING. TO EMPHASIZE THIS CONCEPT SAMPLE QUESTIONS ARE PRESENTED, AIMED TO PROVIDE HELP IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS--(1) SETTING THE STAGE FOR LEARNING, (2) CALLING UP MENTAL IMAGES, (3) CLARIFYING SIGNIFICANT DETAILS, (4) BRINGING OUT THE WHYS, (5) HIGHLIGHTING IMPORTANT IDEAS, AND (6) HELPING STUDENTS CONSOLIDATE IDEAS AND APPLY NEW UNDERSTANDINGS. FURTHER DISCUSSION INCLUDES TEACHER ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN DEALING WITH CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES, AN OUTLINE OF THE STEPS AND SKILLS IN CRITICAL THINKING, AN OBSERVATION RECORD OF CRITICAL THINKING, RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BRAINSTORMING, AND AN EVALUATION METHOD FOR CRITICAL THINKING. CONSIDERABLE ATTENTION IS DEVOTED TO SPECIFIC TECHNIQUES AND SUGGESTIONS FOR TEACHING CRITICAL THINKING IN THE ENGLISH PROGRAM, THE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES, MATHEMATICS, AND THE ARTS. A BRIEF BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio Education Association, Columbus.
Identifiers: Ohio Association for Supervision Curriculum Devel