In this book, Jennifer Moon explores and clarifies critical thinking and provides practical guidance for improving student learning and supporting the teaching process.
Key themes covered include:
- different views of and approaches to critical thinking with an emphasis on a practical basis that can be translated into use in the classroom.
- links between learning, thinking and writing
- the place of critical thinking alongside other academic activities such as reflective learning and argument
- critical thinking and assessment, class environments, staff knowledge and development, writing tasks and oral tasks.
Teachers in all disciplines in post-compulsory education will find this approach to defining and improving students’ critical thinking skills invaluable.