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ERIC Number: ED430526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Pages: 7
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Developing Critical Thinking Skills in a Technology-Related Class.
Thoms, Karen Jarrett; Junaid, Najmi
This paper discusses critical questioning (i.e., Socratic questioning) as a requirement for critical thinking and examines how critical questioning techniques can be incorporated into a technology-based course. A taxonomy of Socratic questioning is presented that includes the following categories of questions: questions of clarification; questions that probe assumptions; questions that probe reasons and evidence; questions about viewpoints or perspectives; questions that probe implications and consequences; and questions about the question. The following five general educational functionalities of the latest development of Internet technology, called Infosphere, are summarized: tele-access, virtual publishing, tele-presence, tele-mentoring, and tele-sharing. Course requirements of a research strategies course at St. Cloud State University (Minnesota) that utilized some of the Infosphere functionalities (tele-accessing, tele-sharing, tele-mentoring) are outlined. (MES)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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