ERIC Number: ED021832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
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A Concept of Critical Thinking.
Ennis, Robert H.
Harvard Educational Review, v32 n1 p81-111 Winter 1962
The purpose of this paper is to present a dimensional simplification of the concept of "critical thinking" ("the correct assessing of statements") which will provide a basis for research. Three dimensions of critical thinking--logical, criterial, pragmatic--are distinguished, and 12 aspects of critical thinking are identified and elaborated by a discussion of the "dimensional makeup" of each and by lists of criteria to be used in making judgments. It is suggested that these aspects and criteria can be used in developing tests of critical thinking, but that, simultaneously, further experiments in the teaching of critical thinking should be carried out. (LH)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Educational Research, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Induction, Logical Thinking, Reliability
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