ERIC Number: ED393135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Helpful Hints toward Critical and Creative Thinking in the Classroom.
Hugenberg, Lawrence W.; Patsey, Barbara S.
Suggesting that critical thinking activities are the crux of many of the goals and objectives of communication education, this paper summarizes a sample of the literature on critical thinking. Based on the review, the paper notes that: (1) a consensus exists regarding what critical thinking is and what specific skills are acquired through varied activities and are applied differently by students in specific situations; and (2) educators recognize that there are multiple ways of helping students learn to think in a critical manner in their classes. The paper also takes a more practical approach to the discussion of critical thinking for the K-12 teacher by appending 14 sample exercises or class activities taken from instructor's manuals used in many beginning communication courses at colleges and universities. Contains 58 references. Additional appendixes provide a 111-item list of additional readings in critical thinking and 6 brief hints on using or modifying exercises for critical thinking. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Thinking across the Curriculum
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (81st, San Antonio, TX, November 18-21, 1995).