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ERIC Number: EJ936515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
A Conceptual Model for Teaching Critical Thinking in a Knowledge Economy
Chadwick, Clifton
Educational Technology, v51 n3 p37-42 May-Jun 2011
Critical thinking, viewed as rational and analytic thinking, is crucial for participation in a knowledge economy and society. This article provides a brief presentation of the importance of teaching critical thinking in a knowledge economy; suggests a conceptual model for teaching thinking; examines research on the historical role of teachers in the development of critical thinking; outlines the roles of students, teachers, and parents in the improvement of thinking; and discusses the main impediments to successful development of critical thinking skills in students. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A