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ERIC Number: ED354188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 26
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Unpacking Richard Paul's Strong Sense Critical Thinking. Reflection on the Annual International Conference for Critical Thinking at Sonoma State University (11th, Rohnert Park, California, August 4-8, 1991).
Fluellen, Jerry E.
Richard Paul is one of the leading figures in the critical thinking movement. Paul defines critical thinking as disciplined, self-directed thinking that exemplifies the perfections of thinking appropriate to a particular mode or domain of thinking. This definition of critical thinking also takes into account the interests of diverse persons or groups. Moreover, Paul maintains that "future logic," in contrast to "past logic," drives the entire critical thinking movement because the pace of change has accelerated to the point that the future becomes the past faster than at any time in human history. This paper seeks to explore Paul's "strong sense" critical thinking, and does so by summarizing six presentations on the subject delivered at the International Conference for Critical Thinking held in 1991. The report also offers a redefinition of Paul's construct that includes the feminist perspective and the multicultural perspective put forth by two of the presenters. It ends with a knowledge-as-design analysis of both Paul's definition and the revised, more inclusive definition. A 14-item list of references is included. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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