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ERIC Number: EJ923827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
Teaching Logic and Teaching Critical Thinking: Revisiting McPeck
Robinson, Susan Rebecca
Higher Education Research and Development, v30 n3 p275-287 2011
This paper reappraises the view of John McPeck that critical thinking can only be taught within rather than across the disciplines. In particular the paper explores one aspect of McPeck's position: his resistance to teaching informal logic as a means of teaching critical thinking. The paper draws upon the author's experience of teaching critical thinking in the USA, Britain and Australia to outline some of the challenges and issues arising in devising and teaching courses in reasoning and informal logic and seeks to show that McPeck's misgivings are not entirely well-founded. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom; United States