ERIC Number: ED260069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Question of Critical Thinking: An Annotated Bibliography.
Cierzniak, Suzanne Lipetska
This annotated bibliography attempts to answer the following questions: (1) What is criticial thinking? (2) Can it be taught and to whom? (3) Which methods are most practical for teaching critical thinking to secondary students? and (4) Can its acquisition be tested? The first question researches the literature for a definition of the term. The second examines the age group which benefits most from instruction. The third question presents practical methods for teaching the skill, and finally, the fourth investigates the possibility of testing acquisition of critical thinking skills. The literature in this paper represents, with minor exceptions, thought on the subject within the last thirty years. Valuable explanations on thinking and cognitive psychology were contained in the material reviewed for this study, but information abstracted pertains only to the categories in question. The subject for this paper was limited to critical thinking in the secondary school, but research and methods outside that arena were included if they added depth to the study. (JD)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Exit Project, Indiana University at South Bend.