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ERIC Number: EJ1110823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2374-7404
When Every Hand Is a Winner: Developing Critical Thinking with a Card Game
Davis, Deborah; Fasano, Velery; Starling, Jennifer
Texas Journal of Literacy Education, v1 n1 p70-76 2013
Increasing student's critical thinking is the focus of many current education discussions. Experts in reading agree that the keys to building critical thinking include: engagement, novelty, cooperative learning, and discussion. Wiggins and McTighe (2005) insist that deep learning and critical thinking can be developed by using questions based on six facets of understanding: explain, interpret, apply, see from various points of view, empathize with various participants, and thinking metacognitively about each subject or element of study. This article describes how these ideas were turned into a card game to not only motivate students to participate but to engage students in critical thinking.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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