ERIC Number: ED381748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Thinking. Fastback 385.
Beyer, Barry K.
This fastback distills the essential features of critical thinking, as identified by prominent specialists in the field, and presents them in a way that is immediately usable in the classroom. After presenting a definition of critical thinking, the fastback discusses the necessary elements of critical thinking--dispositions, criteria, argument, reasoning, point of view, and procedures for applying criteria and judging. The fastback also presents an example of critical thinking in action and a discussion of using critical thinking. It addresses the trouble with critical thinking and discusses why critical thinking is so important. Contains 19 references and 11 resources for further study. (RS)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Persuasive Discourse, Skill Development, Thinking Skills
Phi Delta Kappa, 408 N. Union, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789 ($1.25 plus processing fee).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.