ERIC Number: ED173409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Judgment: Analyzing Fallacies and Weaknesses in Arguments: Grades 7-12.
Instructional Objectives Exchange, Los Angeles, CA.
Objectives, with sample test items and explanations of answers are presented for instruction in judgment and logic in analyzing fallacies and weaknesses in arguments. This type of material is not usually taught in pre-college curricula, but has been geared for the secondary grades. Each fallacy is explained after the stated objective, and answers are followed by comments. Categories of logical thinking are: (1) fallacies of relevance; (2) fallacies of insufficient evidence; (3) fallacies of ambiguity; (4) context mixing, metaphors, and analogies; and (5) valid and sound arguments. Test items covering each category, examples of pretests, posttests, and a comprehensive test are given, along with correct answers. (MH)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Cognitive Tests, Critical Thinking, Educational Objectives, Item Banks, Logic, Logical Thinking, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Tests
Instructional Objectives Exchange, P.O. Box 24095, Los Angeles, California 90024 ($9.95)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Instructional Objectives Exchange, Los Angeles, CA.