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ERIC Number: EJ869692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1747-938X
Do Students Need to Be Taught How to Reason?
Kuhn, Deanna
Educational Research Review, v4 n1 p1-6 2009
In this theoretical essay, the author addresses the existence of divergent evidence, portraying both competence and lack of competence in a fundamental realm of higher order thinking--causal and scientific reasoning--and explores the educational implications. Evidence indicates that these higher order reasoning skills are not ones that can be counted on to develop naturally among students exposed to a traditional curriculum. Instead, it is argued, such skills warrant attention in their own right as legitimate and significant educational objectives. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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