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Philosophic Heuristic Instruction (PHI)--II.
Coole, Walter A.
This publication contains a course outline and syllabus, self-study units, and testing materials finished and tested in the Open Classroom, an auto-tutorial learning laboratory at Skagit Valley College (Washington). This self-contained course in informal logic is organized around problem-solving strategy and a collection of modules for extensive studies of informal logic and psychosynthesis. The course outline is designed to be used in conjunction with Vincent Ryan Ruggiero's "Beyond Feelings: A Guide to Critical Thinking" (1975). In this course, the student is expected to enhance his respect for rational problem-solving and develop discursive abilities. Suggested prerequisites for the course include: 11th grade reading level, fundamental compositional skill, dictionary usage proficiency, and ability to manage time and academic work without supervision. The first three units are subdivided into 31 constituent lessons, each of which takes about two hours to complete. At the end of unit III, there is an open-book, multiple-choice test. A fourth special project unit, additional optional project modules, and independent study modules in problem-solving and critical thinking complete the course materials. Student worksheets, answers to reading assignments, and test answers are furnished throughout. (NHM)
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