ERIC Number: ED347511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Critical Thinking across the Curriculum: Building the Analytical Classroom.
Maiorana, Victor P.
Based on the idea that certain critical skills mark the thoughtful person, inform the workplace, and provide for lifelong learning, this book provides classroom teachers with the ability to teach various subjects to students in a manner that simultaneously develops students' critical thinking, reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. A key purpose of the book is to offer teachers an understanding of how conventional pedagogical practices inhibit the teaching of cognitive skills, and to introduce a methodology for teaching cognitive skills throughout the high school and college curriculum. Chapters are as follows: (1) What Is Critical Thinking across the Curriculum?; (2) What Is the Purpose of Critical Thinking?; (3) Why We Normally Fail To Teach Critical Thinking in the Classroom; (4) Attributes of an Effective Methodology for Teaching Critical Thinking; (5) Introduction to Means-Ends Critical Analysis of Subject Matter (MECA/SM); (6) Fundamentals of MECA/SM Methodology; (7) How to Use MECA/SM Methodology in Your Classroom; (8) Critical Thinking across the Curriculum with MECA/SM; (9) An Invitation; and (10) The Principles of Critical Thinking across the Curriculum: A Manifesto for the Analytical Classroom. A bibliography containing 87 references and an index are attached. (HB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Critical Thinking, High Schools, Higher Education, Methods Research, Student Needs, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Bloomington, IN.