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ERIC Number: EJ824637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1945-3248
Composing Dialogues for Critical Thinking
Goodney, David E.; Long, Carol S.
Writing Instructor, Sep 2007
In this article, the authors outline a collaborative writing assignment designed to familiarize students with critical thinking through the rhetoric of science. It is broken down into three parts: (1) teaching context; (2) dialogue assignment; and (3) critical context. Through these pedagogical segments, the authors provide teachers and students with a vocabulary for creating and evaluating dialogues. The objective here is to provide students with a way to utilize scientific language in a way that provides a productive outlet for important academic questions, with the ultimate aim of training students to both use scientific language appropriately and to recognize when it is not being adequately applied by others. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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