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ERIC Number: EJ1134985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Critical Thinking in Groups
Harter, Nathan
Journal of Leadership Education, v8 n1 p111-117 Sum 2009
In his idea brief, Harter challenges us to examine the need for critical thinking in higher education and leadership studies, but in a considerably different manner than the lone reflective leader. The author suggests that no matter what the world might throw at them, graduates with this skill set would cope when a situation turns volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Harter also introduces the importance of "collaborative" critical thinking in groups. He suggests it is better to draw on the greater intellectual resources of the group, a concept Harter refers to as the "extended mind": "Leaders are also embedded in a network that would be foolish to ignore. Better to draw on the greater intellectual resources of the group and use the minds surrounding you."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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