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ERIC Number: EJ770146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Challenging Students with the Tools of Critical Thinking
Wright, Ian
Social Studies, v93 n6 p257-261 Nov-Dec 2002
Critical thinking has long been a goal of social studies education, and its importance has been reiterated in documents delineating standards for the social studies. Yet, teaching critical thinking is problematic because there are competing definitions and practices and many barriers to its implementation (Wright 1995; Onosko 1989). In this article, the author briefly outlines several approaches to the teaching of critical thinking and develops more fully one recent approach that relies on the use of critical challenges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States