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ERIC Number: EJ1128490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2203-4714
Fostering Critical Thinking in the Classroom
Sahamid, Husniah
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v5 n6 p166-172 Dec 2014
The ability to cite reasons, to justify claims and give support to arguments is seen as primary characteristics of a critical thinker. This paper discusses how the "Elements of Reasoning" is employed with Socratic Questioning to develop critical thinking in the language classroom. The principles that guide the questioning are laid out clearly, just as is the response which must be backed by valid reasons, examples, and illustrations, pushing students beyond mere recall and into abstract thinking. It is based on the notion that through questioning, the process that occurs in the student's mind creates thinking and learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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