ERIC Number: EJ1030512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Teaching to the Test: A Pragmatic Approach to Teaching Logic
Vannatta, Seth C.
Education and Culture, v30 n1 Article 4 p39-56 Spr 2014
The proper goal of an introductory logic course, teaching critical thinking, is best achieved by maintaining the principle of continuity between student experiences and the curriculum. To demonstrate this I explain Dewey's naturalistic approach to logic and the process of inquiry, one which presents the elements of traditional logic in the context of student experiences. I offer an example of a logic textbook which models the maintenance of the principle of continuity I advocate. Last, I advocate a pluralistic and experimental approach to accomplish this, including methods that rely on the role of the body in learning and reasoning.
Descriptors: Test Coaching, Teaching Methods, Test Content, Introductory Courses, Educational Objectives, Logical Thinking, Critical Thinking, Learning Experience, Curriculum, Textbooks, Role, Human Body
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