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ERIC Number: ED478921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-24
Pages: 21
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Critically Thoughtful Leadership.
Decker, Elaine; Gregg, Debbie; McDermid, Maureen
This paper discusses critical thinking and ways education leaders can apply it to problems in educational settings. It forwards a model of critical thinking, called TC2, designed by The Critical Thinking Consortium, a group of scholars, teachers, and educational leaders in British Columbia, Canada. The model addresses four interrelated components that influence the making up of one's mind: (1) the critical community: a supportive environment for thinking; (2) the tools for thought: intellectual resources, including background knowledge, criteria for judgment, critical-thinking vocabulary, thinking skills, and habits of mind; (3) the critical challenge: the thinking task; and (4) assessing the tools: adjudicating the quality of thinking. The paper examines the dilemmas of leadership and presents ways to apply the TC2 model through a case study of the opening of a new school and the leadership of its vice principal. (WFA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada