ERIC Number: ED307415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Ideabook on Critical Thinking for GED Instructors in Adult Basic Education.
Vucinich, Janet; And Others
This handbook provides General Educational Development (GED) teachers with information on critical thinking and teaching ideas to support a commitment to the idea of critical thinking as an essential tool for adult basic education (ABE) students. The importance of critical thinking skills for GED students is emphasized. Sample questions from the GED preview book are followed by an analysis of the cognitive skills needed to answer each correctly. Critical thinking is then defined. Factors that affect critical thinking are identified, and implications for the classroom are discussed. The activities section begins with a discussion of questioning strategies that will encourage critical thinking. Teaching suggestions follow for building activities around commercially prepared materials and designing and using teacher-made activity sheets. Sample materials are provided. A critical thinking handout is followed by an eight-item bibliography. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. Div. of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Dept. of Educational Administration.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests