ERIC Number: ED383593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Critical Thinking: Attitudes, Skills, and Ambiguity.
Shaughnessy, Michael F.
This paper provides an overview of the realm of critical thinking. The document explores the development of a critical thinking attitude and specific skills relative to logic, rationality, and reasoning that must be fostered to facilitate and enhance future learning. The issue of ambiguity also is addressed as a central construct of the critical thinking domain. The paper addresses the history of the development of critical thinking and how philosophers have addressed it through time. Relatively little is being done to address the areas of critical thinking and logic in the schools. A review of the literature related to critical thinking suggests ways in which schools can work to develop critical thinking in students. Questions are raised for areas of further research in this area. (EH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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