ERIC Number: ED351306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Thinking: Focus on Social and Cultural Inquiry. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Institute for Critical Thinking (Upper Montclair, New Jersey, 1989).
Oxman-Michelli, Wendy, Ed.; Weinstein, Mark, Ed.
This conference focused on the field of critical thinking emphasizing social and cultural inquiry, through the perspectives of scholars and practitioners in a variety of academic disciplines. Following an overview describing the mission of the institute, and an introduction entitled "Critical Thinking and the Improvement of Undergraduate Education," plenary papers are presented: "Literacy, Education, and the Struggle for Public Life: Towards a Pedagogy of Critical Thinking"; "Critical Thinking and Cultural Literacy: Where E. D. Hirsch Goes Wrong"; and "Critical Thinking across the Disciplines: The Search for an Archimedian Point." The volume is then organized into 9 sections reflecting the thoughts of more than 60 authors representing over 20 academic fields. It includes papers addressing a range of issues in critical thinking and undergraduate education, reflecting the many theoretical perspectives that relate critical thinking to social and cultural inquiry. The nine sections address the following topics: (1) social and cultural context of critical thinking; (2) social inquiry as critical practice; (3) critical thinking, social issues and communication; (4) critical thinking in instructional contexts: within and across the disciplines; (5) critical thinking and the teaching of social sciences; (6) critical thinking and narrative discourse; (7) critical thinking and gender; (8) leadership, authority and power; and (9) critical thinking theory. (LL)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Faculty, College Instruction, Critical Thinking, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Perspective Taking, Sexual Identity, Social Environment, Social Influences, Social Sciences, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: Montclair State Coll., Upper Montclair, NJ. Inst. for Critical Thinking.