Confidence in Critical Thinking: Developing Learners in Higher Education (Hardback)Arlene Egan (author)
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Confidence in Critical Thinking bridges the gap between theory and application for both new and established educators who wish to recognise their own critical-thinking skills, develop them and, in turn, support the development of their learners.
By harnessing findings from research on design, engagement, goal setting, coaching, performance and the influence of language, this book:Facilitates educators in moving from thinking about these skills as theoretical concepts to practical applicationSupports educators in their own personal developmentProvides practical exercises and ideas for learner skills developmentEncourages reflection from the educator on their own development.
A must-read for those wishing to examine the assumption that critical-thinking development happens to all learners to an equal degree as a natural part of the education process. Confidence in Critical Thinking is for both learners wishing to understand and develop critical-thinking skills and educators wanting to develop their learners', and their own, critical skills.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 196
Weight: 562 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
This well-referenced book will appeal to a wide range of educators in diverse contexts. It is universally applicable. It clarifies theoretic concepts related to critical thinking through clear explanation and practical examples. It offers educators the opportunity to gain insight into the theory on critical thinking and additionally provides exercises that allow insights to be shared with learners.
The exercises in this book allow for immediate application of theory in a variety of learning contexts. This book offered me the ability to embed evidence informed learning activities in my instruction.
This book truly brokers a connection between the theory and practice of 21st century instruction.
Margot Barry, Lecturer and Researcher (Workplace Learning), Department of Occupational Therapy, HAN University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
This is an excellent book that is accessible to educators and students alike. Built on strong theoretical foundations and packed with engaging practical exercises it provides a wealth of valuable strategies for improving critical thinking skills in everyday life. I recommend it very highly.
Aidan Moran, Professor of Cognitive Psychology, University College Dublin, Ireland