Critical Thinking Skills

  • Filename: critical-thinking-skills.
  • ISBN: 9780230344891
  • Release Date: 2011-05-11
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: Stella Cottrell
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan



The second edition of this leading guide helps students to develop reflective thinking skills, improve their critical analysis and construct arguments more effectively. Written by Stella Cottrell, leader in the field with over 1/2 million book sales to date, this text breaks down a complex subject into easily understood blocks, providing easy-to-follow, step-by-step explanations and practice activities to develop understanding and practise your skills at each stage. Essential for students who are mystified by tutor comments such as 'more critical analysis needed', this is an invaluable tool for anyone wishing to develop advanced skills in this area and learn to apply them to tasks such as reading, writing and note-taking. Now in two-colour, this edition has been fully revised and contains a brand new chapter on 'Critical Reflection' along with additional material on essays and referencing.

Thinking Skills

  • Filename: thinking-skills.
  • ISBN: 9781107606302
  • Release Date: 2013-04-18
  • Number of pages: 351
  • Author: John Butterworth
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Thinking Skills, second edition, is the only endorsed book offering complete coverage of the Cambridge International AS and A Level syllabus.

Thinking for Yourself

  • Filename: thinking-for-yourself.
  • ISBN: 9781133311188
  • Release Date: 2013-01-01
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Marlys Mayfield
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



THINKING FOR YOURSELF: DEVELOPING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS THROUGH READING AND WRITING offers a unique integration of composition, reading, and critical thinking. As you complete the book’s writing assignments, you’ll see how your writing reflects your thinking and how self-directed improvement in thinking also improves your writing. The book offers step-by-step instruction, humor, cartoons, and up-to-date social and political examples as a foundation for lifelong improvement in thinking and writing. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Critical Thinking and Formative Assessments

  • Filename: critical-thinking-and-formative-assessments.
  • ISBN: 9781596671263
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 156
  • Author: Betsy Moore
  • Publisher: Eye On Education



Develop your students' critical thinking skills and prepare them to perform competitively in the classroom, on state tests, and beyond. In this book, Moore and Stanley show you how to effectively instruct your students to think on higher levels, and how to assess their progress. As states implement the Common Core State Standards, teachers have been called upon to provide higher levels of rigor in their classrooms. Moore and Stanley demonstrate critical thinking as a key approach to accomplishing this goal. They explore the benefits of critical thinking and provide the tools you need to develop and monitor critical thinking skills in the classroom. Topics include: The Difference Between Higher-Level and Lower-Level Thinking Writing Higher-Level Thinking Questions Assessing Critical Thinking Strategies to Develop Higher-Level Thinking Skills

Critical thinking for Students 4th Edition

  • Filename: critical-thinking-for-students-4th-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781848034204
  • Release Date: 2011-06-01
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Roy Van Den Brink-Budgen
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Critical Thinking is a core skill needed to make all your studies more effective. This totally revised and updated book is a must if you want to find out how to develop your own arguments and evaluate other people's. Specifically, you will need to look at others' assumptions and their use of evidence. Learn too how to spot, and rectify, weaknesses of your own. An indispensable book, especially for students following the OCR AS-level course in Critical Thinking.

Consider the Issues

  • Filename: consider-the-issues.
  • ISBN: 0131115936
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 174
  • Author: Carol Numrich
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon



"Clara's book is a fun read and can be useful to anyone who wants to learn more about this powerful new era we're in of social business." -Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos NEW Best Practices and Techniques for Growing Your Business with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn! Completely Updated! * Five new chapters: planning/metrics, customer service, and much more * New and revamped case studies * New guest contributions from world-class experts, such as Charlene Li * New, instantly actionable "To Do" lists after every chapter * New Facebook discussion threads and much more! Whatever your business or organizational goals, this book will help you use social networking to achieve them. Renowned social networking innovator Clara Shih brings together powerful new insights, best practices, and easy-to-use "To Do" lists packed with proven solutions from real-world case studies. Writing for entrepreneurs and business professionals across marketing, sales, service, product development, and recruiting, Shih demonstrates how to move from tactical, reactive use of social networks toward strategic, proactive approaches-and how to accurately measure success. This edition adds extensive new coverage, including hands-on techniques for hypertargeting, engaging customers through Twitter and LinkedIn, leveraging changing social norms, and much more. You'll also find more than three dozen guest contributions from world-class experts such as author Don Tapscott and Harvard Business School professor Mikolaj Piskorski, as well as a brand-new chapter on customer service and support, today's fastest-growing area of business social networking. Shih has even added new chapters focused on advice for small businesses, healthcare and education organizations, nonprofits, and political campaigns-making this the one indispensable social networking guide for every organization!

Developing Critical Thinking in Higher Education

  • Filename: developing-critical-thinking-in-higher-education.
  • ISBN: 0415523230
  • Release Date: 2014-12-15
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Stella Jones Devitt
  • Publisher:



Developing Critical Thinking in Higher Education provides academics with the theory, tools and techniques to put critical thinking into their core learning and teaching. The book goes far beyond the confines of presenting critical thinking solely as a set of discrete skills and it provides the hard-pressed academic with the ability to liberate their own practice, and influence organisational development by leading and fostering a critical thinking ethos that will help transform the student experience. Presenting a solid theoretical framework alongside points for reflection and detailed case studies from a wide range of disciplines the book focuses on: what critical thinking is and what it isn't and the role played by academics in contributing to an effective learning organisation in both policy and practice essential processes for designing and implementing a critical thinking curriculum as part of a sustainable infrastructure critical thinking throughout the student lifecycle from pre-entry advice to graduation and lifelong learning issues for critical thinking including 'skills' development and effective assessment of critical thinking. With practical classroom activities that can be applied to any higher education learning context and good practice case studies the proven approaches outlined can be adapted across all subject and disciplinary domains.

Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies

  • Filename: critical-thinking-skills-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781118924730
  • Release Date: 2015-03-18
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: Martin Cohen
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Turbocharge your reasoning with Critical Thinking Just what are the ingredients of a great argument? What is the secret to communicating your ideas clearly and persuasively? And how do you see through sloppy thinking and flim-flam? If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, then this book is for you! These days, strong critical thinking skills provide a vital foundation for academic success, and Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies offers a clear and unintimidating introduction to what can otherwise be a pretty complex topic. Inside, you'll get hands-on, lively, and fun exercises that you can put to work today to improve your arguments and pin down key issues. With this accessible and friendly guide, you'll get plain-English instruction on how to identify other people's assumptions, methodology, and conclusions, evaluate evidence, and interpret texts effectively. You'll also find tips and guidance on reading between the lines, assessing validity – and even advice on when not to apply logic too rigidly! Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies: Provides tools and strategies from a range of disciplines great for developing your reflective thinking skills Offers expert guidance on sound reasoning and textual analysis Shows precisely how to use concept mapping and brainstorming to generate insights Demonstrates how critical thinking skills is a proven path to success as a student Whether you're undertaking reviews, planning research projects or just keen to give your brain a workout, Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies equips you with everything you need to succeed.

Critical Thinking

  • Filename: critical-thinking.
  • ISBN: 9780132703383
  • Release Date: 2002-06-13
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Richard Paul
  • Publisher: FT Press



Critical Thinking is about becoming a better thinker in every aspect of your life: in your career, and as a consumer, citizen, friend, parent, and lover. Discover the core skills of effective thinking; then analyze your own thought processes, identify weaknesses, and overcome them. Learn how to translate more effective thinking into better decisions, less frustration, more wealth Ñ and above all, greater confidence to pursue and achieve your most important goals in life.

An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity

  • Filename: an-introduction-to-critical-thinking-and-creativity.
  • ISBN: 1118033434
  • Release Date: 2011-12-22
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: J. Y. F. Lau
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



A valuable guide on creativity and critical thinking to improve reasoning and decision-making skills Critical thinking skills are essential in virtually any field of study or practice where individuals need to communicate ideas, make decisions, and analyze and solve problems. An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity: Think More, Think Better outlines the necessary tools for readers to become critical as well as creative thinkers. By gaining a practical and solid foundation in the basic principles that underlie critical thinking and creativity, readers will become equipped to think in a more systematic, logical, and imaginative manner. Creativity is needed to generate new ideas to solve problems, and critical thinking evaluates and improves an idea. These concepts are uniquely introduced as a unified whole due to their dependence on each other. Each chapter introduces relevant theories in conjunction with real-life examples and findings from cognitive science and psychology to illustrate how the theories can be applied in numerous fields and careers. An emphasis on how theoretical principles of reasoning can be practical and useful in everyday life is featured, and special sections on presentation techniques, the analysis of meaning, decision-making, and reasoning about personal and moral values are also highlighted. All chapters conclude with a set of exercises, and detailed solutions are provided at the end of the book. A companion website features online tutorials that further explore topics including meaning analysis, argument analysis, logic, statistics, and strategic thinking, along with additional exercises and multimedia resources for continued study. An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity is an excellent book for courses on critical thinking and logic at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The book also serves as a self-contained study guide for readers interested in the topics of critical thinking and creativity as a unified whole.

Think Smarter

  • Filename: think-smarter.
  • ISBN: 9781118729830
  • Release Date: 2014-04-07
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Michael Kallet
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Filled with real-world examples and exercises, this practical resource presents more that 25 "tools" to apply critical thinking techniques to everyday business issues that are applicable across industries and functions, from individuals to senior executives.

Advanced Ethics for Addiction Professionals

  • Filename: advanced-ethics-for-addiction-professionals.
  • ISBN: 0826124593
  • Release Date: 2009-11-13
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Michael J. Taleff, PhD, CSAC, MAC
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



"The aspects of the book related to the philosophy of science and cognitive science (inductive and deductive reasoning, biases, and heuristics) are distilled in reasonable and useful ways. I recommend this book to those addiction professionals who want to create their own framework for ethical decision making." --PsycCRITIQUES Ethical decision-making is required in many of the difficult situations faced by addiction professionals. In this guide, Michael Taleff describes how to integrate critical thinking with ethical decision-making. This is a guide not on "what to do" when confronted with difficult ethical dilemmas, but on how to think about what to do. The author presents common ethical dilemmas that addiction professionals face in their daily work--such as boundary issues, confidentiality, dual relationships, and more--and asks readers to consider their own responses to these dilemmas. The book then shows readers how to apply new models of ethical thinking to practice. Key features: Presents an ethical self-exam to encourage critical thinking about one's own decision-making method Introduces a variety of models such as the social contract theory, existentialist theory, and ethical egoism Discusses how biases, emotional reactions, and fallacies can weaken ethical decision-making Presents an introductory "Ethics Judgment Kit," a simple, practical decision-making procedure for students This book demonstrates how critical thinking skills can impact and improve the process of ethical decision-making.

Critical Thinking

  • Filename: critical-thinking.
  • ISBN: 9780415411783
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 237
  • Author: Jennifer A. Moon
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis



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.

Advanced Theory and Practice in Sport Marketing

  • Filename: advanced-theory-and-practice-in-sport-marketing.
  • ISBN: 9781136338786
  • Release Date: 2012-10-12
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Eric C. Schwarz
  • Publisher: Routledge



Effective marketing is essential for any successful sport organization, from elite professional sports teams to local amateur leagues. Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, Advanced Theory and Practice in Sport Marketing is still the only text to introduce key theory and best practice at an advanced level. The book covers every key functional and theoretical area of sport marketing, including marketing research, information systems, consumer behavior, logistics, retail management, sales management, e-commerce, promotions, advertising, sponsorship, and international business. This new edition includes expanded coverage of important contemporary issues, including social responsibility and ethics, social media and networking, relationship and experience marketing, recovery marketing, and social marketing. Every chapter contains extended cases and first-hand accounts from experienced sport marketing professionals from around the world. Following those cases are questions encouraging students and practitioners to apply their theoretical knowledge to real-world situations and to develop their critical thinking skills, while each chapter also includes helpful features such as definitions of key terms, summaries, and guides to further reading. A companion website includes an impressive array of additional teaching and learning resources, including a test bank of exam questions, PowerPoint slides, and extra case studies for lecturers and instructors, and useful web links, self-test multiple-choice questions, and glossary flashcards for students. Advanced Theory and Practice in Sport Marketing goes further than any other sport marketing text in preparing the student for the real world of sport marketing. It is essential reading for any upper-level undergraduate or postgraduate course in sport marketing or sport business, and for anybody working in sport marketing looking to develop and extend their professional skills.

Academic Conversations

  • Filename: academic-conversations.
  • ISBN: 9781571108845
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 234
  • Author: Jeff Zwiers
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers



Where would we be without conversation? Throughout history, conversations have allowed us to see different perspectives, build ideas, and solve problems. Conversations, particularly academic conversations ... push students to think and learn in lasting ways. Academic conversations are back-and-forth dialogues in which students focus on a topic and explore it by building, challenging, and negotiating relevant ideas. [The] authors ... have identified five core communication skills to help students hold productive academic conversations across content areas. These skills are: elaborating and clarifying, supporting ideas with evidence, building on and/or challenging ideas, paraphrasing and synthesizing. This books shows teachers how to weave the cultivation of academic conversation skills and conversations into current teaching approaches.

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