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Segal, Leah; Richter, Ruth – Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, 2001
Describes a holistic approach and an interdisciplinary curriculum in enhancing critical thinking and education for democracy at the junior-high and high-school levels implemented in Haifa and its vicinity in Israel. Concludes that the general consensus of the parents and teachers was that this method is a positive aid and tool in transferring…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum Design, Democracy, Foreign Countries
Mejia D., Andres – Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, 2001
Elaborates on some elements of special relevance for critical analysis. Considers how an understanding of interpretation and beliefs as inherently holistic suggests that interpretation involves the recognition of alternatives, and that therefore assessment involves their comparison. Suggests that the consideration of alternatives is inevitable in…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Critical Thinking, Discourse Analysis, Higher Education
Marcio, Jaime J. – Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, 2001
Considers how Richard Rorty argues that inquiry is completely different from creativity. Argues that in the pragmatic theory of inquiry as conceived by the early Charles Peirce, the novel and the familiar are so intimate with one another that Rorty's distinction turns out to be overdrawn and untenable. (SG)
Descriptors: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Discourse Analysis, Higher Education
Hager, Paul – Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, 2001
Addresses the question of the range of applicability of Bertrand Russell's conception of critical thinking. Argues that important instances of critical thinking require other resources in addition: decisions about the conduct of one's life, philosophical method, scientific methods, and creative thought. Identifies limitations of Russellian…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Logical Thinking
Irvine, A. D. – Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, 2001
Argues that by adopting what Bertrand Russell calls the liberal or scientific outlook that people are able to understand both the world around them and their place in it; and it is by being sensitive to those habits of mind and educational practices that inculcate this same critical attitude or outlook that educators practice the difference…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Logical Thinking
Woodhouse, Howard – Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, 2001
Analyzes the Conference Board of Canada's "Employability Skills Profile" to understand how education is being undermined and reduced to skills training. Suggests Bertrand Russell's notion of idleness, when combined with a contemporary critique of the global market made by John McMurtry, affords an inclusive understanding of education as…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Educational Objectives, Global Approach, Higher Education
Winchester, Ian – Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, 2001
Relates Bertrand Russell's picture of science, as he actually practiced it, to his picture of liberal education, as he exemplified it, and compares these to what he said about the nature of science and of liberal education. Suggests Russell's practice of scientific thought was much more original and interesting than is "rather…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Educational Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Logical Thinking
Drewe, Sheryle Bergmann – Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, 2001
Examines some of the themes which are prominent in the critical thinking literature today (particularly the work of Robert Ennis, Richard Paul, Matthew Lipman, Harvey Siegel, and John McPeck) and connects these with some of the themes revealed in the papers comprising this special issue on Bertrand Russell and critical thinking. (RS)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Logical Thinking
Gratton, Claude – Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, 2001
Describes some pedagogical challenges of teaching critical thinking. Proposes one way of partly meeting them: the application of critical thinking skills to beliefs responsible for emotions. Suggests ways of introducing the topic of emotions in critical thinking courses, describes a project assigned to students, and provides a model of the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Logical Thinking, Mental Health
Feinstein, Marjorie C.; Veenendall, Thomas L. – Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, 1992
The article discusses utilization of case studies in teaching interpersonal communication, examining case studies written in dialogue to illustrate real life situations. It describes case study methodology, experiential learning strategies, and creative ways to use cases (e.g., role play, group discussion, improvisation, case analysis, and…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Communication Skills, Creative Teaching
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