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ERIC Number: EJ923820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
Critical Thinking and Disciplinary Thinking: A Continuing Debate
Moore, Tim John
Higher Education Research and Development, v30 n3 p261-274 2011
I report a study that investigated ideas about critical thinking across three disciplines: Philosophy, History and Literary Studies. The findings point to a diversity of understandings and practices, ones that suggest the limitations of a more generic approach. I argue that a more useful conception of critical thinking is as a form of "metacritique"--where the essential quality to be encouraged in students is a flexibility of thought and the ability to negotiate a range of different critical modes. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A